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THE 




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WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF 




CITY CLERK. 



THE 







PROCEEDINGS 



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CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

City of Chicago 

FOB THE 

MUNICIPAL YEAR 1883—84.' 



BEING FROM 



MAY i 4? 1883, TO MAY 5, 1884. 



THE 

NEWBERRY 
LIBRARY 

CHICAGO 

J> McCans- & Co., Printers, 186 South Clark Street. 
1884. 



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LIST OF 

Mayors, City Cleris, City Attorneys, City Treasurers l Aldermen 

OP THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, 
From its Incorporation, March 4th, 1837, to May 5tk, 1884. 



1837. 

Mayor.— WM. B. OGDEN. 
City Clerk.— I. N. ARNOLD. *GEO. DAVIS, 
City Attorney.— N. B. JUDD. 
City Treasurer.— HIRAM PEARSONS. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. I. C. Goodhue, Hiram Pearsons. 

Second Ward. Francis C. Sherman, Peter Bolles. 

Third Ward. John D. Catom Entitled to one only until 1889. 

Fourth W ard. John S. C. Hogan, Asahel Pierce. 

Fifth Ward, Francis C. Taylor. Entitled to one only until 1839. 

Sixth Ward. Bernard Ward, Samuel Jackson. 



*L N. Arnold resigned, and G-eorge Davis was appointed to fill the vacancy in October 
1837. 



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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS 



1838. 

Ma you. — BUCKNE R S. MORRIS. 
City Clerk.— GEO. DAVIS. 
City Attorney— N. B. JUDD. 
City Treasurer.— HIRAM PEARSONS. 

ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. Eli B. Williams, E. H. Haddock. 

Second Ward. J. S. C. Hogan, James Curtiss. 

Third Ward. John D. Caton. Entitled to one only until 1839. 

Fourth Ward. Francis C. Taylor, Asahel Pierce. 

Fifth Ward. Henry L. Rucker. Entitled to one only until 1839. 

Sixth Ward. Geo. W. Dole, Grant Goodrich. 



1839. 

Mayor— B. W. RAYMOND. 
City Clerk.— WM. H. BRACKETT. 
City Attorney. — SAMUEL L. SMITH, 
City Treasurer. — GEO. W. DOLE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Jas. A. Smith, Oliver H. Thompson. 

Second Ward, Eli S. Prescott, Clement C. Stose. 

Third Ward. * Wm. H. Stow, Ira Miltimore. 

Fourth Ward. Asahel Pierce, John Murprry, Jr. 

Fifth Ward. H. L. Rucker, John C. Wilson. 

Sixth Ward. John H. Kinzie, B. S. Morris. 



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1840. 

Mayor— ALEXANDER LOYD. 
City Clerk. — THOMAS HOYNE, 
City Attorney. — MARK SKINNER. 
'City Treasurer.— WALTER S. GURNEE. *N. H. BOLLES* 

ALDERMEN. 

'First Ward. Julius Wadsworth, Orsemus Morrison. 

'Second Ward. Augustus Garrett, James Came} 7 . 

Third Ward. John Gage, Ira Miltimore. 

Fourth Ward. Seth Johnson, William 0. SnelL 

Fifth Ward. H. L. Rucker, Wm. Allen. 

Sixth Ward. Wm. B. Ogden, R. J. Hamilton, 



*W. S. Grurnee resigned, and N. H. Bolles was appointed to fill the vacancy in ApriL 



1841. 

Mayor. — F. C. SHERMAN. 
City Clerk.— THOMAS HOYNE. 
City Attorney. — GEO. MANIERRE 
City Treasitrer.— N. H. BOLLES, 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Chas. Follansbee, John Davlin. 

Second Ward. Peter Page ? Jason McCord. 

Third Ward. Ira Miltimore, Wm. H. Stow. 

Fourth Ward. Wm. Otis Snell, G. W. Rogers. 

Fifth Ward. H. L. Rucker, Samuel Greer. 

Sixth Ward. Geo. F. Foster, James L. Howe. 



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1842. 

Mayor.— BENJAMIN W. RAYMOND. 
City Clerk.— J. CURTIS. 
City Attorney— HENRY BROWN. 
City Treasurer.— F. C. SHERMAN. 

ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. N. B. Judd ; John Calhoun. 

Second Ward. Caleb Morgan, Chas. McDonnell. 

Third Ward. Hamilton Barnes, Alson S. Sherman. 

Fourth Ward. Daniel Elston, Eben C. Chaloner. 

Fifth Ward. George Brady, Edward Carroll. 

Sixth Ward. George 0. Bryan, Geo. W. Dole. 



1843. 

Mayor.— AUGUSTUS GARRETT. 
City Clerk.— JAMES M. LOWE. 
City Attorney.— GEO. MANIERRE. *HENRY BROWN. 
City Treasurer.— W. S. GURNEE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Hugh T. Dickey, Cyremis Beers. 

Second Ward. Chas. Sauter, Jason McCord. 

Third Ward. Azel Peck, Chas. Taylor. 

Fourth Ward. John Murphy, Wm. S. Warner. 

Fifth Ward. John Cruver, Samuel Grier. 

Sixth Ward. J. Marback, Geo. W. Dole. 

*0eo. Manierre resigned in July, 1813, and Henry Brown was appointed to fill the vacancy. 



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1844. 

tut j * AUGUSTUS GARRETT. 

mayor.— | * ALS0N & SHERMAN. 

City Clerk.— E. A. RUCKER. 
City Attorney. — HENRY W. CLARKE. 
City Treasurer.— W. S. GURNEE. 

ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. John P. Chapin, Asher Rossiter. 

Second Ward. Samuel W. Tallmadge, Win. Wheeled 

Third Ward. *Geo. Davis, *Ira Miltimore, ^'Hamilton Barnes. 

FourtJi Ward. *John Murphy, Jr., *Jas. Poussard ; * Asahel Pierce. 

Fifth Ward. *Thomas Brown, *Elihu Granger, ^Patrick Kain. 

Sixth Ward. B. S. Morris, Michael Diversey ; fjames H. Rees. 

*The election of Mayor and Aldermen of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Wards was contest- 
ed and declared illegal, A new election was ordered for said offices, to be held April 2, 1884, 
at which time A. S. Sherman was elected Mayor, vice Aug. Garrett; Ira Miltimore and Ham- 
ilton Barnes, Aldermen Third Ward, vice Geo, Davis and Ira Miltimore; John Murphy, Jr., 
Asahel Pierce, ldermen of the Fourth Ward, vice John Murphy, Jr., and Jas, Poussard, and 
Thomas Brown and Patrick Kain, Aldermen of the Fifth Ward, vice Thomas Brown and 
Elihu Granger. 

fElected to till vacancy caused by resignation of B. i3. Morris* 

1845. 

Mayor. — AUGUSTUS GARRETT. 
City Clerk.— ED WARD A. RUCKER, *WM. S. BROWN. 
City Attorney.— HENRY W. CLARKE. 
City Treasurer.— WM. L. CHURCH. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. J. Young Scammon, Thomas Church. 

Second Ward. Robert P. Hamilton, James H. Woodworth. 

Third Ward. Francis Edwards, Francis H. Taylor. 

Fourth Ward. Asahel Pierce, Thomas McDonough. 

Fifth Ward. Elihu Granger, Samuel Grier. 

Sixth Ward. Mahlon D. Ogden, Richard C. Ross. 



* Appointed to fill vacancy caused by resignation of E. A. Rucker. 



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1846. 

Mayor. — JOHN P. CHAPIN, 
City Clerk, — HENRY B, CLARKE. 
City Attorney. — CHARLES H. LARRABEE, 
City T r ea surer, — WILLIAM L. CHURCH. 

ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. George Manierre, Levi D. Boone. 

Second Ward, N. H. Bolles, Andrew Smith. 

Third Ward. Michael Kehoe, James Curtiss. 

Fourth Ward. Henry Magee, Joseph Wilson. 

Fifth Ward. Samuel Grier, Elihu Granger. 

Sixth Ward. Richard C. Ross. William M. Larrabee. 



1847. 

Mayor— JAMES CURTISS. 
City Clerk.— HENRY B. CLARKE. 
City Attorney.— PATRICK BALLINGALL. 
City Treasurer.— ANDREW GETZLER. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. James H. Woodworth, Peter L. Updike. 

Second Ward. Levi D. Boone ; Isaac Speer. 

Third Ward. B. W. Raymond, J. Brinkerhoff. 

Fourth Ward. Robert F. Foss, Chas. McDonnell. 

Fifth Ward. Thomas James, John Sheriffs. 

Sixth Ward. Asahel Pierce, Henry Smith. 

Seventh Ward. Elihu Granger, Chas. Sloan. 

Eighth Ward. Wm. B. Snowhook, James Lane. 

Ninth Ward. Wm. B. Ogden, Michael McDonald. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS, 



1848. 

Ma yor. — J A ME S H. WOODWORTIL 
City Clerk.— SIDNEY ABELL. 
City Attorney. — GILES SPRING. 
City Treasurer.— WM. L. CHURCH. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward, Edward Manierre, Peter L. Updike, 
Second Ward. Henry L. Rucker, Isaac Speer. 
Third Ward. Wm. Jones, J. Brinckerhoff. 
Fourth Ward. Robert H. Foss. Chas. McDonnell 
Fifth Ward. John C. Haines, Thomas James. 
Sixth Ward. Asahel Pierce, Henry Smith. 
■Seventh Ward. Peter Turbot, Chas. Sloan. 
Eighth Ward. Wm. B. Herriek, James Lane. 
Ninth Ward. Samuel McKay, Michael McDonald, 

1849, 

Mayor. — JAMES H. WOODWORTIL 
City Clerk. — SIDNEY ABELL. 
City Attorney.— 0. R. W. LULL. 
City Treasurer. — WM. L. CHURCH. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Peter Page, R. C. Bristol, * James Carney. 

Second Ward. Geo. W. Snow, H. L. Rucker. 

Third Ward. W. H. Adams, Wm. Jones. 

Fourth Ward, A. G. Throop, R. H. Foss. 

Fifth Ward, E. H. Chapin, John 0. Haines, fA, S Sherman. 

Sixth Ward, Daniel Richards, Asahel Pierce, JG. W. Went worth. 

Seventh Ward. George Brady, Peter Turbot, §Elihu Granger. 

Eighth Ward, H. R, Payson, Wm. B. Herrick. 

Ninth Ward. F. C. Hageman, Samuel McKay, **R. J. Hamilton, 

* Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of R. C. Bristol, 
t Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of E. H. Chapin. 
% Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Asahel Pierce, 
jj Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Peter Turbot. 
** Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Samuel McKay. 



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1850. 

Mayor. — JAMES CURTISS. 
City Clerk.— SIDNEY ABELL. 
City Attorney.— HENRY H. CLARK. 
City Treasurer. — EDWARD MANIERRE. 

ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. Peter Page, James Carney, *A. Loyd. 

Second Ward. I. L. Milliken, Geo. W. Snow. 

Third Ward. S. J. Sherwood, W. H. Adams. 

Fourth Ward. R. H. Foss, A. G. Throop. 

Fifth Ward, John C. Haines, A. S. Sherman. 

Sixth Ward. G. W. Wentworth, Daniel Richards, fE.'G. Meek. 

Seventh Ward. Elihu Granger, Geo. Brady. 

Eighth Ward. John C. Dodge, Geo. F. Foster. 

Ninth Ward. R. J. Hamilton, F. C. Hageman. 

*E. B. Williams was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Carney 
as Alderman of the First Ward, instead of A. Lloyd. Mr, Lloyd was elected in June, 1850, to 
the seat formerly held by Geo. W. Snow, as Alderman of the (Second Ward. 

f Elected to fill vacancy caused by death of G. W. Wentworth. 

1851. 

Mayor.— WALTER S. GURNEE. 
City Clerk.— HENRY W. ZIMMERMAN. 

City Attorney.— HENRY H. CLARK. 
City Treasurer.— EDWARD MANIERRE. 

ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. John Sears, Jr., Peter Page. 
Second Ward. Hugh Maher, L L. Milliken. 
Third Ward. Wm. Wheeler, S. J. Sherwood. 
Fourth Ward. A. G. Throop, R. H. Foss. 
Fifth Ward. J. L. James, John C. Haines. 

Sixth Ward. -Daniel Elston, Read A. Williams, fJ am es M. 

Hannah, JHenry Smith. 
Seventh Ward. Chas. E. Moore, Elihu Granger. 
Eighth Ward. Robert Malcolm, John C. Dodge. 
Ninth Ward. F. C. Hageman, W. L. Newbury. 



* Declared ineligible to hold the office 

t Elected to fill vacancy caused by ineligibility of Daniel Elston. 

i James M. Hannah resigned, and Henry Smith elected to fill vacancy. 



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1852. 

Mayor.— WALTER S. GURNEE. 
City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 
City Attorney— ARNO YOSS. 
City Treasurer. — EDWARD MANIERRK 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Eli B. Williams, John Sears, Jr. 
Second Ward. L L. Milliken, Hugh Maher. 
Third Ward, 0. J. Rose, Wm. Wheeler. 
Fourth Ward, Chas. McDonnell, A. G. Throop. 
Fifth Ward. John C. Haines, J. L. James. 

Sixth Ward. *Thomas B. Dwyer, *A. C. Ellithorpe, Henry Smith. 
Seventh Ward. Ezra Taylor, Chas. E. Moore. 
Eighth Ward, Andrew J. Brown, Bobert Malcolm. 
Ninth Ward, John H. Kinzie, W. L. Newberry, fHenry A. 

Mitchell. 

* The election of A. C. Ellithorpe was contested by T. B. Dwyer. A new election was or- 
dered and Dwyer was elected, after Ellithorpe had occupied the seat one month, 
t Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of W. L. Newberry. 

1853. 

Mayor— CHARLES M. GRAY. 
City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 
City Attorney.— ARNO YOSS. 
City Treasurer. — EDWARD MANIERRE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward, A. D. Taylor, Eli B. Williams. 

Second Ward, John Evans, T. L. Milliken. 

Third Ward, J, H. Gray, 0. J. Rose. 

Fourth Ward. Wm. Kennedy, Chas. McDonnell, 

Fifth Ward, Wm. H. Scoville, John C. Haines, 

Sixth Ward. Wm. Carpenter, Thomas B. Dwyer, 

Seventh Ward, Michael O'Neil, Ezra Taylor, *Maurice Evans. 

Eighth Ward, Francis A. Hoffman, Andrew J. Brown. 

Ninth Ward. Henry A. Mitchell, John H. Kinzie. 

♦Elected to fill vacanoy caused by resignation of Ezra Taylor, 



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1854. . 

Mayor. — IRA L. MILL! KEN. 
City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 
City Attorney. — PATRICK BALLINGALL. 
City Treasurer. — URIAH P. HARRIS. 

ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. Eli B. Williams. A. D. Taylor. 
Second Ward. L. D. Boone ; John Evans. 
Third Ward. Wm. L. Church, J. H. Gray, 
Fourth Ward. J. C. Outhet, Wm. Kennedy, ^Robert H. Foss. 
Fifth Ward. J. D. Ward; Wm. H. Scoville. 
Sixth Ward. Wm. Wayrnan, Wm. Carpenter. 
Seventh Ward. Elihu Granger, Michael O'Neil. 
Eighth Ward. Wm. H. Stickney, Francis A. Hoffman, fB. W. 
Thomas. 

Ninth Ward. ^Morgan L. Keith, Henry A. Mitchell. 

Elected to fill vacancy caused by death of Wm. Kennedy. 

f Elected to nil vacancy caused by resignation of ¥. A. Hoffman. 

^Resigned September 18, and roelecfced September 28th. 

1855. 

Mayor. — LEVI D. BOONE. - 
City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 
City Attorney— J. A. THOMPSON. 
City Treasurer.— Wm. F. DeWOLF. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Sylvester Sexton, Eli B. Williams, * James Long. 
Second Ward, R. M. Hough, Thomas Allen. 
Third Ward. Lorenzo Fletcher, William L. Church. 
Fourth Ward. Wm Colby, J. C. Outhet. 
Fifth Ward. C. N. Holden, J. D. Ward. 
Sixth Ward. A. C. Ellithorpe, Wm. Wayman. 
Seventh Ward. James L. Howe, Elihu Granger. 
Eighth Ward. Samuel Ashton, Wm. H. Stickney, f Stephen D. La 
Rue. 

Ninth Ward. Samuel McKay, Morgan L. Keith. 



♦Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Eli B. Williams. 
•{Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Win. H. Stickney. 



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1856. 



Mayor. — THOMAS DYER. 
•City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN, 
City Attorney— J. L. MARSH. 
City Treasurer.— 0. J, ROSE, 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. James Long, Sylvester Sexton. 

Second Ward. Lucius A. Willard, Thomas Allen, *Owen Kendall, 

Third Ward. Calvin DeWolf, Lorenzo Fletcher. 

Fourth Ward. Samuel Myers, Win. Colby. 

Fifth Ward. Russell Green, C. N. Holden. 

Sixth Ward. Henry Greenbaum, A. C. Ellithorpe, 

Seventh Ward. John Dempsey, James L. Howe. 

Eighth Ward. S. D, La Rue, Samuel Ashton, f Conrad L, Niehoff. 

Ninth Ward. Michael Diversey, Samuel McKay. 

"Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Thos. Allen. 
fEiected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of S. Ashton, 



' 1857. 

Mayor.— JOHN WENT WORTH. 
City Clerk.— H. KEISMANN. 
City Attorney. — JOHN C. MILLER. 
City Treasurer.— C. N. HOLDEN. 

aldermen. 

First Ward. Wm. Bross, James Long. 

Second Ward. 0. Kendall, L. A. Willard, * Jacob Harris. 

Third Ward. Hiram Joy, Calvin DeWolf. 

Fourth Ward. J. M. Kennedy, Samuel Myers. 

Fifth Ward. Artemas Carter, Russell Green. 

Sixth Ward. Geo. Sitts, Henry Greenbaum. 

Seventh Ward. John Dunlap, John Dempsey. 

Eighth Ward. Christian Wahl, S. D. La Rue. 

Ninth Ward. Philip Conley, Michael Diversey. ► 

Tenth Ward. Dennis Coughlin, J. Schmidt. 



*Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of L. A. Willard. 



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1858. 

Mayor. — JOHN C. HAINES. 
City Clerk.— H. K RE IBM A NX. 
City Attorney.— ELLIOTT ANTHONY. 
City Treasurer.— ALONZO HARVEY. 

ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. James Long, Wm. Bross. 

Second Ward, Chas. H. Abbott, 0. Kendall, *Smith McClevey. 

Third Ward. Levi J. North, Hiram Joy. 

Fourth Ward. Samuel Myers, J. M. Kennedy. 

Fifth Ward. Jasper D. Ward, Artemas Carter. 

Sixth Ward. John Yon Horn, Geo. Sitts. 

Seventh Ward. Henry Wendt, John Dunlap. 

Eighth Ward. Andrew Wright, Christian Wahl. 

Ninth Ward. Benj. Carpenter, Philip Conley. 

Tenth Weird. Andrew Enzenbacher, Dennis Coughlin. 

"Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of O. Kendall. 

1859. 

Mayor— JOHN C. HAINES. 
City Clerk.— II. KREISMANN. 
City Attorney. — GEO. F. CROCKER. 
City Treasurer.— ALONZO HARYEY. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. J. K. Botsford, James Long. 

Second Ward. Jacob Harris, Chas. H. Abbott. 

Third Ward. Fernando Jones, Levi J. North. 

Fourth Ward. J. M. Kennedy, Samuel Myers. 

Fifth Ward. L. B. Taft, Jasper D. Ward, 

Sixth Ward. C. A. Reno, John Yan Horn. 

Seventh Ward. John Alston, Henry Wendt. 

Eighth Ward. C. Wahl, Andrew Wright. 

Ninth Ward. J. A. Huck, Benj. Carpenter. 

Tenth Ward. John Comiskey, Andrew Enzenbacher. 



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1860. 



Mayor. — JOHN WENTWORTH. 
City Clerk. — ABRAHAM KOHN. 
City Attorney. — JOHN LYLE KING. 
City Treasurer.— ALONZO HARYEY, *CHAS. H. HUNT. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Wm. Colby, J. K. Botsford. 

Second Ward. Jas. M. Marshall, Jacob Harris. 

Third Ward. Hiram J oy, Fernando Jones. 

Fourth Ward. Samuel Myers ; I. M. Kennedy. 

Fifth Ward. Robert H. Foss 7 L. B. Tail. 

Sixth Ward. James W. Cobb ; C. A. Reno. 

Seventh Ward. Gurden S. Hubbard. John Alston. 

Eighth Ward. Redmond Prindiville, C. Wahl. 

Ninth Ward. Gurden Perkins, J. A. Huck. 

Tenth Ward. Malcolm McDonald, John Comiskey. 

*A. Harvey resigned December 24. and C. H. Hunt was appointed to fill the vacancy, 

1861. 

Mayor.— JULIAN S. RUMSEY. 
City Clerk.— A. J. MARBLE. 
City Attorney.— IR A. W. BUEL. 
City Treasurer.— W. H. RICE. 

ALDERMEJSL 

First Ward. J. K. Botsford, Wm. Colby. 

Second Ward. J. Q. Hoyt, Jas. M. Marshal, 

Third Ward. A. D. Titsworth, Hiram Joy. 

Fourth Ward. Wm. Baragwanath, Samuel Myers, 

Fifth Ward, C. C. P. Holden, Robert H. Foss. 

Sixth Ward. Ed. S. Salomon, Jas. W. Cobb. 

Seventh Ward. * Alonzo Harvey, Gurden S. Hubbard, 

Eighth Ward, W. G. White, Redmond Prindiville. 

Ninth Ward.' Robert Law, Gurden Perkins. 

Tenth Ward. John Comiskey, Malcolm McDonald, 

*At the election held April 16, 1861, 625 votes were cast for Andrew Harvey, 568 for Alonzo 
Harvey, and 1,147 for John H. Peck. April 22. 1861, the Council declared Andrew Harvey 
elected. iThis vote was afterward reconsidered, and Alonzo Harvey declared elected June 17, 



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1862. 

Mayor. — F. C. SHERMAN. 
City Clerk. — A. J. MARBLE. 
City Attorney.— GEO. A. MEECH. 
City Treasurer.— *F. H. CUTTING, WM. H. RICE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. John T. Edwards, J. K. Botsford. 

Second Ward. Peter Shimp, J. Q. Hoyt. 

Third Ward. Jas. A. Halm,. A. D. Titsworth. 

Fourth Ward. Andrew Schall, Wm. Baragwanath. 

Fifth Ward. Wm. A. Groves, C. C. P. Holden. 

Sixth Ward. Francis C. Brown, Ed. S. Salomon. 

Seventh Ward. James Conlan, Alonzo Harvey. 

Eighth Ward. Chas. L. Woodman, W. G. White. 

Ninth Ward: Wm. T. Shufeldt, Robert Law. 

Tenth Ward. Redmond Sheridan John Comiskey. 



*F. H. Cutting failed to qualify, and Wm. H. Rice, who was in possession of the office, 
having been elected in 1861, filed a new bond, which was approved by the Common Council 
August 25, 1862. 



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1863. 

Mayor. — F. C. SHERMAN. 
City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 
City Attorney.— FRANCIS ADAMS. 
City Treasurer. — DAVID A. GAGE. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 

Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 



• 'iLDERMEN. 

James A. Hahn, Andrew Schall. 
A. D. Titsworth ; Peter Shimp. 
James H. Roberts ; Stephen Barrett. 
Benj. E. Gallup, John T. Edwards. 
Constantine Kami, Mark Sheridan. 
David Walsh, Malcolm McDonald. 
James E. Abbott, John Comiskey. 
Richard Clark, Redmond Sheridan, ^Francis J. 
Ullbrich. 

Mancel Talcott, Francis C. Brown. , „ ... 
Geo. Himrod, C. C. P. Holden. 
Geo. Von Hollen, L. A. Bond. 
Wm, Gastfield, Chris. Casselman. 
John Armstrong, David Aleckner. 
Valentine Ruh, Anton Hottinger. 
Michael Sullivan, James Conlan. 
Wm. T. Shufeldt, C. L. Woodman. 



^Elected to till vacancy caused by resignation of R. Sheridan. 



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1864. 

Mayor. — F. C. SHERMAN. 
City Clerk. — HENRY W. ZIMMERMAN. 
City Attorney.— FRANCIS ADAMS. 
City Treasurer. — DAVID A. GAGE. 

ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. Geo. W, Gage, Chas. D. Peacock. 

Second Ward. Peter Slump, A. D. Titsworth. 

Third Ward. Stephen Barrett, James H. Roberts. 

Fourth Ward. Samuel McRoy, Renj. E. Gallup. 

Fifth Ward. Mark Sheridan, Constantine Kann. 

Sixth Ward. John Wallwork, David Walsh. 

Seventh Ward. Joseph Sherwin, John Comiskey. 

Eighth Ward. Patrick Rafferty, Richard Clark. 

Ninth Ward, Willarcl Woodman, Mancel Talcott. 

Tenth Ward. C. C P. Holden, Geo. Himrod. 

Eleventh Ward, Lester L. Bond, Geo. Yon Hollen. 

Twelfth Ward. Nathaniel W. Huntley, Wm. Gastfield. 

Thirteenth Ward. Mathais Franzen, John M. Armstrong. 

Fourteenth Ward. A, Hottinger, Valentine Ruh. 

Fifteenth Ward, Iver Lawson, Michael Sullivan. 

Sixteenth Ward. Chas. L. Woodman, Jas. J. O'Sullivan, 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS 



1865. 

Mayor. — JOHN B. RICE. 
City Clerk. — ALBERT H. BODMAN. 
City Attorney. — DANIEL D. DRISCOLL. 
City Treasurer. — A. G. THROOP. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward, 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Th irteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 



ALDERMEN. 

Joshua C. Knickerbocker, Geo. W. Gage 
Win. H. Carter, Peter Sliimp. 
Clias. G. Wicker, Stephen Barrett. 
H. M. Willmarth, Samuel MeRoy. 
Const. Kann, Mark Sheridan. 
Thos. C. Hatch, John Wailwork. 
Avery Moore, Joseph Sherwin. 
M. L. Frisbee, Patrick Rafferty. 
Mancel Taicott Willard Woodward. 
Ed. Bixby, C. C. P. Holden. 
S. I. Russell, Lester L. Bond, 
Wm. Gastfield, Nat. W. Huntley. 
L. Proudfoot, Mathais Franzen. 
Valentine Ruh, A. Hottinger. 
Samuel Shackford, Iver Lawson. 
Robert Clark, Chas. L. Woodman. 



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1866. 

Mayor.— JOHN B. RICE. 
City Clerk. — A. H. BODMAN. 

City Attorney.— D. D. DRISCOLL. 
City Treasurer.— A. Gr. THROOP. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Wm. Cox, J. C. Knickerbocker. 

Second Ward. Calvin DeWolf, Wm. H. Carter. 

Third Ward. Stephen Barrett, Chas. G. Wicker. 

Fourth Ward. Allan C. Calkins, H. M. Wilmarth. 

Fifth Ward. M. Finucan, Constantine Kann. 

Sixth Ward. John Walwork, Thomas C. Hatch. 

Seventh Ward. Max Schuler, Avery Moore. 

Eighth Ward. Patrick Rafferty, M. L. Frisbee. 

Ninth Ward. Willard Woodward, Mancel Talcott. 

Tenth Ward, C. C. P. Holden, Ed. Bixby. 

Eleventh Ward, Henry Ackhoff, S. I. Russell. 

Twelfth Ward. N. W. Huntley, Wm. Gastfield. 

Thirteenth Ward. M. Franzen, L. Prouclfoot. 

Fourteenth Ward, Robert Engel, Val. Ruh. 

Fifteenth Ward. Iver Lawson, Samuel Shackford. 

Sixteenth Ward. J. J. O'Sullivan, *Michael O'Sullivan, Robert 
Clark. 



*Elected to fill vacancy caused by death of J. J. O'Sullivan. 



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XXI 



1867. 

Mayor— JOHN B. RICE. 
City Cleek. — A. H. BODMAN. 
City Attorney.— HASBROUCK DAVIS. 
City Treasurer.— WM. F. WENTWORTH. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward, 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 



ALDERMEN. 

Joshua C. Knickerbocker, Wm. Cox. 

Arthur Dixon ; Calvin DeWolf . 

Chas, G. Wicker, Stephen Barrett. 

Samuel McRoy, A. C, Calkins. 

John Raber, M. Finucan, 

David Walsh ; John Wall work. 

John Mcalister, Max Schuler. 

John Comiskey, Patrick Rafferty. 

John H. Carpenter, Willard Woodward. 

*E. Bixby, C. C. P. Holden. 

S. I. Russell, Henry Ackhoff. 

C. J. Casselman, N. W. Huntley, f John Buehler. 

Geo. T. Beebe, M. Franzen. 

Theo. Schintz, JRobert Engell. 

Saml Shackford, Iver Lawson. 

George B. Mansur, M. O'Sullivan, 



*Edmond Bixby died December 5, 1867. 

+N. W. Huntley resigned May 27, and John Buehler elected to fill vacancy. 
?H. Engle resigned December 2, 1867. 



XXI! 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS 



1868. 

Mayor. — JOHN B. RICE. 
City Clerk.— A. H. BODMaN. 
City Attorney.— HASBROUCK DAVIS. 
City Treasurer— W. F. WENTWORTH. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Wm. Cox, Joshua C. Knickerbocker. 
Second Ward. P, M. Donnellan, Arthur Dixon. 
Third Ward. Stephen Barrett, '"James A. Hahn, Chas. G. 
Wicker. 

Fourth Ward. A. C. Calkins, Samuel McRoy. 
Fifth Ward. Mark Sheridan, John Raber. 

Sixth Ward. Michael Keeley, David Walsh. 

Seventh Ward. Jas. H. Hildreth, John Macalister. 
Eighth Ward. Patrick Rafferty, John Comiskey. 
Ninth Ward. Willard Woodward, John H. Carpenter. 
Tenth Ward. C. C. P. Holden, Alvin Salisbury. 
Eleventh Ward. B. F. Russell, S. I. Russell. 
Twelfth Ward. John Buehler, C. J. Casselman. 
Thirteenth Ward. K. G. Schmidt, George T. Beebe. 
Fourteenth Ward. Louis A. Berger, Theo. Schintz. 
Fifteenth Ward. John Herting, Samuel Schackford. 
Sixteenth Ward. Edward Kehoe, Geo. B. Mansur. 

♦Stephen Barrett died May 21, and Jas. A. Harm was elected to fill the vacancy. 



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XXIII 



1869. 



By an act of tlie General Assembly, passed March 10, 1869, the 
city was divided into twenty wards, and the time for the city election 
changed from April to November. The persons then in office were 
continued in their respective offices until the first Monday of Decem- 
ber, 1869. 

Mayor. — JOHN B. RICE. 
City Clerk.— A. H. BODMAN. 
City Attorney.— H AS BROUCK DAVIS. 
City Treasurer.— W. F. WENTWORTH. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 



ALDERMEN. 

Wm. Cox, Joshua C. Knickerbocker. 
P. M. Donnellan, Arthur Dixon. 
James A. Halm, Chas. G. Wicker. 

A. C. Calkins, Samuel McRoy. 
Mark Sheridan, John Raber. 
Michael Keeley, David Walsh. 
James H. Hildreth, John Macalister. 
Patrick Rafferty, John Comiskey. 
Willard Woodward, John H. Carpenter. 
C. C. P. Holden, Alvin Salisbury. 

B. F. Russell, S. I. Russell. 
John Buehler, C. J. Casselman. 
K. G. Schmidt, Geo. T. Beebe. 
Louis A. Berger, Theodore Schintz. 
John Herting, Samuel Shackford. 
Edward Kehoe, Geo. B. Mansur. 



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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS 



1869—1870. 

Election in November, 18G9. 

Mayor.— R. B. MASON. 
City Clerk.— CHAS. T. H0TCHKIS3. 
City Attorney. — ISRAEL N. STILES. 
City Treasurer. — DAVID A. GAGE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Richard Somers, Wm. Cox. 

Second Ward. Arthur Dixon, P. M. Donnellan. 

Third Ward. Jos, A. Montgomery, Jas. A. Hahn. 

Fourth Ward. John H. McAvoy, A. C. Calkins. 

Fifth Ward. Geo. S. Whitaker, Peter Daggy. 

Sixth Ward. Wm. Tracey, Mark Sheridan, *Daniel Heenan. 

Seventh Ward. Wm. Batterman, P. J. Hickey. 

Eighth Ward. Wm. S. Powell, Jas. H. Hildreth. 

Ninth Ward. Geo. Powell, John Comiskey. 

Tenth Ward. Thomas Wilce, C. C. P. Holden. 

Eleventh Ward. James Walsh, B. F. Russell, 

Twelfth Ward. Samuel McCotter, Willard Woodward. 

Thirteenth Ward. Jas. L. Campbell, A. D. Robinson. 

Fourteenth Ward. P. B. Shiel, B. G. Gill. 

Fifteenth Ward. Jas. J. McGrath, John Buehler. 

Sixteenth Ward. Jas, D. Tyler, K, G, Schmidt, 

Seventeenth Ward. Theodore Schnitz. Louis A. Berger, 

Eighteenth Ward. Thomas Carney, A. Bengley. 

Nineteenth Ward. James McCauley, John Herting. 

Twentieth Ward. M. A, Devine, Edward Kehoe. 



•Mark Sheridan resigned his office, and Daniel Heenan was elected January 8, 1870, to fill 
the vacancy. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXV 



1870—1871, 

Mayor. — R. B. MASON. 
City Clerk.— CHAS. T. HOTCHKISS. 

City Attorney.— I. N. STILES. 
City Treasurer. —DAVID A. GAGE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. John J. Knickerbocker, Richard Somers. 

Second Ward. Jos. E. Otis, Arthur Dixon. 

Third Ward. Daniel Coey, Jos. A. Montgomery. 

Fourth Ward. " Harvey M. Thompson, John H. McAvoy. 

Fifth Ward. Peter Daggy, Geo. S. Whitaker. 

Sixth Ward. Michael Schmitz, Wm. Tracey. 

Seventh Ward. P. J. Hickey, Wm. Batterman, 

Eighth Ward. Michael B. Bailey, Wm. S. Powell. 

Ninth Ward. Wm. B. Bateham, Geo, Powell, 

Tenth Ward. C. C. P.Holden, Thomas Wilce. 

Eleventh Ward. Herman 0. Glade, James Walsh. 

Twelfth Ward. Henry Witbeck, Samuel McCotter. 

Thirteenth Ward. S. S. Gardner, Jas. L. Campbell. 

Fourteenth Ward., B. G. Gill, P. B. Sheik 

Fifteenth Ward. John Buehler, Jas. J. McGrath, 

Sixteenth Ward. K. G. Schmidt, Jas. D. Tyler. 

Seventeenth Ward. Louis Schaffner, Theodore Schintz. 

Eighteenth Ward, John McCaffrey, Thomas Carney. 

Nineteenth Ward. Wm. M. Clarke, James McCauley. 

Twentieth Ward. Gustavus A. Busse, M. A. Devine. 



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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS 



1871 — 1872. 

Election in November, 1871. 

Mayor. — JOSEPH MEDILL. 
City Clerk. — CHAS. T. HOTCHKISS. 

City Attorney.— I N. STILES. 
City Treasurer. — DAVID A. GAGE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Chauncey T. Bowen, John J. Knickerbocker. 

Second Ward. Arthur Dixon, Jos. E. Otis. 

Third Ward. John W. McGenniss, Daykl Coey. 

Fourth Ward. John H. McAvoy/ Harvey M. Thompson. 

Fifth Ward. R. B. Stone/ Peter Daggy. 

Sixth Ward. Win. Tracy, Michael Schmitz. 

Seventh Ward. Edward F. Cullerton, P. J. Hickey. 

Eighth Ward. Jeremiah Clowry ; M. B. Bailey. 

Ninth Ward. Geo. Powell, Wm. B, Bateham. 

Tenth Ward. Lester L. Bond, C. C. P. Holden. 

Eleventh Ward. Henry Sweet, H. 0. Glade. *T. T. Verdier. 

Twelfth Ward. Monroe Heath, Henry Witbeck. 

Thirteenth Ward. Geo, W. Sherwood, S. S. Gardner, 

Fourteenth Ward. S. E. Cleveland, B. G. Gill. 

Fifteenth Ward. Jas. J, McGrath, John Buehler. 

Sixteenth Ward. Thos. Stout, K. G. Schmidt. 
Seventeenth Ward. Jacob Lengacher, Louis Schaffner, 

Eighteenth Ward. Thos. Carney, John McCaffrey. 

Nineteenth Ward. Mahlen D. Ogden, Wm. M. Clarke. 

Twentieth Ward. Chas. L. Woodman, G. A. Busse. . 



*H. O. Glade resigned January, 1872. and T. T. '"Verdier elected to fiil vacancy. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXVII 



1872— 1873, 
Mayor. — JOSEPH MEDILL. 
City Clerk.— CHAS. T. HOTCHKISS. 

City Attorney.— L N. STILES. 
City Treasurer — DAVID A. GAGE. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward, 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. . 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eighteenth Ward. 
Nineteenth Ward. 
Twentieth Ward. 



aldermen. 

Wm. H. Richardson, Chauncey T. Bo wen. 

Francis W. Warren, Arthur Dixon. 

David Coey, John W. McGenniss. 

Geo. EL Sidwell, John EL McAvoy. 

A. H. Pickering, R. B, Stone. 

Michael Schmitz, Wm. Tracey* 

P. McClory, E. F. Cullerton. 

M. B. Bailey, Jeremiah Clowry. 

James O'Brien, Geo. Powell. 

David W. Clark, Jr., L. L. Bond. 

P. Kehoe, Henry Sweet. 

A. F. Miner, Monroe Heath. 

Avery Moore, Geo. W. Sherwood. 

Bart Quirk, S. E. Cleveland. 

Nich. Eckhardt, Jas. J. McGrath, 

Peter Mahr, Thos. W. Stout. 

Louis S chaff ner, Jacob Lengacher. 

Thos, Cannon, Thos. Carney. 

Michael Brand, M. D. Ogden. 

John T. Corcoran, C. L. Woodman. 



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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS 



1873 1874. 

Mayor.— HARVEY D. COLVIN. 
City Clerk. — JOS. K. C. FORREST. 
City Attorney.— EGBERT JAMIESON. 
City Treasurer. — DANIEL O'HARA. 



ALDERMEN". 

First Ward. Thos. Foley, Wm. H. Richardson. 

Second Ward. Arthur Dixon, F. W. Warren. 

Third Ward. Wm. Fitzgerald, David Coey. 

Fourth Ward. Jesse Spaulding, Geo. H. Sid well. 

Fifth Ward. R. B. Stone, A. H. Pickering. 

Sixth Ward. Philip Reidy, M. Schmitz, 

Seventh Ward. E. F. Cullerton, P. McClory. 

Eighth Ward. Jas. H. Hildreth, M. B. Bailey. 

Ninth Ward. Thos. H. Bailey, James O'Brien. 

Tenth Ward. C. L. Woodman, D. W. Clark, Jr. 

Eleventh Ward. Geo. E. White, P. Kehoe. 

Twelfth Ward, Monroe Heath, A. F. Miner. 

Thirteenth Ward. Jas. L. Campbell, Avery Moore. 

Fourteenth Ward. S. E. Cleveland, Bart Quirk. 

Fifteenth Ward. James J. McGrath, *M, Ryan, N. Eckhardt. 

Sixteenth Ward. Thompson W. Stout, Peter Mahr. 

Seventeenth Ward. Jacob Lengacher, Louis Schaumer, 

Eighteenth Ward. David Murphy, Thomas Cannon. 

Nineteenth Ward. Thomas Lynch, Michael Brand. 

Twentieth Ward. Julius Jonas. John T. Corcoran. 



*J. J. Mc Erath resigned June 22, and M. Ryan was sleeted to till vacancy. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1874—1875. 

Mayor — HARVEY D. COLVIN. 
City Clerk. — JOS. K. 0. FORREST, 
City Attorney. — EGBERT JAMIESON. 
City Treasurer— DANIEL O'HARA. 

ALDERMEN". 



First Ward. 
Second Ward, 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
ThiHeenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eighteenth Ward. 
Nineteenth Ward. 
Twentieth Ward. 



Wm. H. Richardson, Thos. Foley. 
F. W. Warren ; A, Dixon, 
David Coey, Wm. Fitzgerald. 
Rensselaer Stone, Jesse Spaulding. 
Thos. C. Clarke, R. B. Stone. 
Fred Sommer, Philip Reidy. 
P. McClory, E. F. Cullerton. 
P. C. McDonald, Jas. H. Hildreth. 
James O'Brien, Thos. H. Bailey. 
D. W. Clark, Jr., C. L. Woodman. 
S. F. Gunderson, Geo. E. White. 
A. N. Waterman, Monroe Heath. 
C. H. Case ? Jas. L, Campbell, 
Bart Quirk, S. E. Cleveland. 
N. Eckhardt, M. Ryan, 
Peter Mahr, Thompson W. Stout. 
Louis Schaffner, Jacob Lengaeher. 
M. Sweeney, David Murphy. 
Wm. B. Dickinson, Thos. Lynch. 
John T. Corcoran, Julius Jonas. 



X X X M U N1C1 PAL OFF I C KRS 



1876. 



The City of Chicago was organized under the general incorpora- 
tion act in April, 1875, and consequently no election was held in 
November, 1875 ; but the persons then in office held over until May, 
187(3. Under the new law the city was divided into eighteen wards. 

Mayor. — MONROE HEATH, *H. D. COLVIN. 
*THOMAS HOYNE. 
City Clerk. — CASPAR BUTZ. 
City Attorney.— R. S. TUTHILL. 
City Treasurer.— CLINTON BRIGGS. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. John T, McAuley, D. E. Pearsons. 

Second Ward. Jacob Rosenberg, Addison Ballard. 

Third Ward, John L. Thompson, Wm. Aldrich. 

Fourth Ward. John W. Stewart, James H. Gilbert. 

Fifth Ward. Fred Sommer, Mark Sheridan. 

Sixth Ward. E. F, Cullerton, Fred Lodding. 

Seventh Ward. Jas. H. Hildreth, f Chas. Tarnow, Henry Kerber. 

Eighth Ward. Frank Lawler, James O'Brien. 

Ninth Ward. John M. Van Osdel, Jacob Beidler. 

Tenth Ward. Geo. E. White, Andrew F. Smith. 

Eleventh Ward. A. G. Throop, J. G. Briggs. 

Twelfth Ward. Jas. T. Rawleigh, S. H. McCrea. 

Thirteenth Ward. Wm. Wheeler, S. E. Cleveland. 

Fourteenth Ward,. John Baumgarten, M. Ryan. 

Fifteenth Ward. A. W. Waldo, Frank Niesen. 

Sixteenth Ward. Frank Linsenbarth, Jacob Leugacher. 

Seventeenth Ward. M. Sweeney, David Murphy. 

Eighteenth Ward. Jas. A. Kirk. Jacob Boser. 

* Note.-— The order passed by the City Council, providing for an election for city officers 
under the (new) general incorporation act, omitted all reference to the office of mayor. Not- 
withstanding this omission, and the apparent absence of any authority, a popular vote was 
taken for mayor at the election, and Thomas Hoyne received 33,064 votes, 819 scattering. 

The canvass of the returns beintc made to the Council, the vote given for mayor was dis- 
regarded; but the new Council, at its first meeting, decided to canvass the returns, and, having 
done so, declared Mr. Hoyne duly ejected mayor. 

Mr. Colvin, the incumbent, then declining to yield possession of his office, on the plea that 
he was entitled to "hold over" under the law, a reference was had to the courts of law, re- 
sulting in thf virtual failure of each of the contestants to sustain his position. 

In consequence, a special election for mayor was ordered by the Council, which wa6 held 
July 12, 187fi. at which Monro* Heath was duly elected. 

fChas. Tarnow was elected to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of J. H. Hildreth. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXXI 



1877. 

Mayo*.— MONROE HEATH. 
City Clerk. — CASPAR BUTZ. 
City Attorney.— R. S. TUT HI LL. 
City Treasurer.— CHAS. R. LaRRABEE. 



ALDERMEN. 



First Ward 
Second Ward 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward, 
Fifth Ward, 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward, 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward'. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eighteenth Ward. 



B.K. Pearsons, J. T. McAuley, 
Addison Ballard, Jacob Rosenberg. 
Eugene Gary, John L. Thompson. 
Jas. H. Gilbert, John W. Stewart. 
John D. T ully, Fred. Sommer, 
Fred. Lodding, E. F. Cullerton. 
* Henry Kerber, Chas. Tarnow. 
S. M. Oliver, Frank Lawler. 
Jacob Beidler, J. M. V an OsdeL 
M. McNnrney, Geo. E. White. 
A. B, Cook, A. G. Throop. 
S. G. Seaton, James T. Rawleigh. 
H. P. Thompson, Wm. Wheeler. 
M. Ryan, John Baumgarten. 
Frank Niesen, A. W. Waldo. 
M. Schweisthal, F. Linsenbarth. 
Bernard Janssens, M. Sweeney. 
J. H. B. Daly, Jas. A. Kirk. 



*At the election held April 3, 1877, Jas. H. Hildreth received the greatest number of votes 
cast, but was declared ineligible. The election was contested by John Riordan, who received 
the next greatest number of votes. The contest was not determined during the yea r, and 
consequently Henry Kerber held theseat until April 1878., 



XXXII 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1878. 

Mayor. — MONROE HEATH. 
City Clerk. — CASPAR BUTZ. 
City Attorney.— RICHARD S. TUTHILL. 
City Treasurer— CHAS R. LARRABEE. 

ALDERMEN. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eighteenth Ward. 



Murray F. Tuley, D. K. Pearsons. 
Patrick Sanders ; Addison Ballard. 
0. B. Phelps, Eugene Cary. 
Herbert E. Mallory, Jas. H. Gilbert. 
George Turner ; John D. Tully. 
E. F. Cullerton, Fred Lodding. 
John McNally, John Riordan. 
Frank Lawler, R. M. Oliver. 
John M. Smyth, Jacob Beidler. 
John Eiszner, M. McNurney. 
A. G. Throop, A. B. Cook. 
Jas. T. Rawleigh, S. G. Seaton. 
A. C. Knopf, H. P. Thompson. 
Frank A. Stauber, M. Ryan. 
A. W. Waldo, Frank Niesen. 
Peter S. Wetterer, M. SchweisthaL 
John McCaffrey, B. Janssens. 
Julius Jonas, J. H. B. Daly. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXXIII 



1879— 1880. 

Mayor. — CARTER H. HARRISON. 
City Clerk. — P. J. HOWARD. 
City Attorney.— JULIUS S. GRINNELL. 
City Treasurer— W. C. SEIPP, 

ALDERMEN. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward, 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward, 
Ninth Ward, 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth' Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward, 
Sixteenth Ward, 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eighteenth Ward. 



M. F. Tuley, A. Dixon, *Swayne Wickersham. 

P. Sanders, A. Ballard. 

0. B. Phelps, John M. Clark. 

H. E. Mallory, A. Grannis. 

Geo. Turner, M. McAuley.- 

E. F. Cullerton, J, J. Altpeter. 
John McNally, John Riordan. 
Frank Lawler, Thos. Purcell. 
John M. Smyth, James Peevey. 
John Eiszner, M. McNurney. 
A. G. Throop, Geo. B. Swift. 

Jas. T. Rawleigh, Jos. D. Everett. 
A. C. Knopf, H. P. Thompson. 

F. A. Stauber, R. Lorenz. 
A. W. Waldo, A. Meyer. 

P. Wetterer, Chris. Meier. • 
John McCaffrey, E. P. Barrett. 
Julius Jonas, W, G. McCormick. 



*Elecied September 24, 1879, to fill vacancy caused by resignation of M. F. Tuley. 



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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1880 1881. 

Mayor.— CARTER H. HARRISON. 
City Clerk. — P. J. HOWARD. 
City Attorney. — JULIUS S. GrRINNELL, 
City Treasurer.— W. C SEIPP. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Arthur Dixon, Swayne Wicker. sham. 

Second Ward. Addison Ballard, P. Sanders. 
Third Ward. John M. Clark, D. L. Shorey. 
Fourth Ward. A. Grannis. Wm. W. Watkins, 
Fifth Ward. M. McAuley, E. P, Burke. 

Sixth Ward. J. J. Altpeter, E. P. Cullerton. 
Seventh Ward. John Riordan, Jas. H. tlildreth. 
Eighth Ward. Thomas Purcell, Frank Lawler. 
Ninth Ward. James Peeyey ; John M. Smyth. 
Tenth Ward. M. McNurney, H. Schroeder. 
Eleventh Ward. George B. Swift, Thos. N. Bond. 
Twelfth Ward. Jos. D. Everett, Alvin Hulbert. 
Thirteenth Ward. H. P. Thompson, 0. M. Brady. 
Fourteenth Ward. R.'Lorenz, F. A. Stauber. 
Fifteenth Ward. Adam Meyer ; Wm. S. Young, Jr. 
Si. rice i it It Ward. Christian Meier, Anton lmhof. 
Seventeenth Ward. E. P. Barrett, John Murphy. 
Eighteenth Ward, W. G. McCormick, A. H. Burley. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS 



XXXV 



1881—1882. 

Mayor.— CARTER H. HARRISON, 
City Clerk. — P. J. HOWARD. 
City Attorney.— JULIUS S. GRINNELL. 
City Treasurer. — RUDOLPH BRAND. 

ALDERMEN". 

Swayne Wiekersham, Arthur Dixon. 
Patrick Sanders, Jas. T. Appleton, 
D. L. Shorey, 0. B. Phelps. 
W. W. Watkins ; 0. D. Wetherell. 
Edward F. Burke, Henry F. Sheridan. 
Edward F. Cullerton, J. J, Altpeter. 
Jas. H. Hildreth, John Riordan. 
Frank Lawler ; Thomas Purcell. 
John M. Smyth, James Peevey. 
Henry Schroeder, Daniel Nelson. 
Thos. N. Bond ; Thaddeus Dean. 
Alvin Hulbert, Jos. D. Everett. 
Thirteenth Ward. 0. M. Brady, James M. Wanzer. 
Fourteenth Ward. Frank A. Stauber, Clemens Hirsch. 
Fifteenth Ward. Wm. S. Young, Jr. 5 Adam Meyer. 
Sixteenth Ward. Anton Imhof, Christian Meier. 
Seventeenth Ward. John Murphy, Edward P. Barrett. 
Eighteenth Ward. A. H. Bur ley, Frank M. Blair. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward, 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward, 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward.; 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward, 



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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1882 1883. 

Mayor. — CARTER H. HARRISON. 
City Clerk. — P. J. HOWARD. 
City Attorney. — JULIUS S. GRINNELL. 
City Treasurer. — RUDOLPH BRAND. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Arthur Dixon. Swayne Wickersham. 

Second Ward. Jas. T. Appleton ; Patrick Sanders. 

Third Ward. D. L. Shorey ; 0. B. Phelps. 

Fourth Ward. 0. D. Wetherell, S. D. Foss. 

Fifth Ward. E. P. Burke, H. F. Sheridan. 

Sixth Ward. J. J. Altpeter, E. F. Cullerton. 

Seventh Ward. John Riordan, J. H. Hildreth. 

Eighth Ward. Thos. Purcell, Frank Lawler. 

Ninth Ward. James Peevey, M. Gay nor. 

Tenth Ward. Daniel Nelson, G. E. White. 

Eleventh Ward. Thad. Dean, T. N. Bond. 

Twelfth Ward. J, D. Everett, John Marder. 

Thirteenth Ward. J. M. Wanzer, J. E. Dalton. 

Fourteenth Ward. Clemens Hirseh, M. Ryan. 

Fifteenth Ward. Adam Meyer, Jas. M. Quinn. 

Sixteenth Ward. Christopher Meier,- J. H. Colvin. 

Seventeenth Ward. E. P. Barrett, John Sweeney. 

Eighteenth Ward. F. M. Blair, J. E. N Geohegan. 



CITY COUNCIL 

FOR MUNICIPAL YEAR 1883-84 



Mayor.— CARTER II. HARRISON. 
City Clerk.— JOHN G. NEUMEISTER. 
City Attorney. — JULIUS S. GRINNELL. 
City Treasurer. — JOHN M. DUNPHY. 



CARTER H. HARRISON, President, ex-officio. 

WARD 

i j ARTHUR DIXON 299 Fifth Avenue. 

1 I SWAYNE WICKERSHAM 235 South State Street. 

9 (JAS. T. APPLETON . 430 South State Street. 

( P. SANDERS.^ 505 South State Street. 



D. L. SHOREY Room 48, 107 Dearborn Street. 

. FRANK FOLLANSBEE 2258 Wabash Avenue. 

A ( 0. D. WETHERELL 2514 Quarry Street. 

4 "<>S. D. FOSS 165 Washington Street. 

5 ( 



3 



E. P. BURKE 500 Twenty-sixth Street. 

H. F. SHERIDAN 551 Twenty-sixth. Street. 

A (CHAS. F. L. DOERNER 125 Canalport Avenue. 

b } E. F. CULLERTON 248 Randolph Street. 

„( JOHN RIORDAN 114 Brown Street. 

I J. H. HILDRETH 572 South Halsted Street. 

q ( THOS. PURCELL_ 1 147 West Twelfth Street. 

5 ? FRANK LAWLER 239 South Halsted Street. 



j JOHN FOLEY 85 South Halsted Street. 

{ M. GAYNOR . 146 South Canal Street. 



1A ( JAS. WALSH 342 West Indiana Street. 

iU I G. E. WHITE Cor. West Lake and Peoria Streets. 



11 



SAML. SIMONS 370 Fulton Street. 

T. N. BOND 80 South Water Street. 



10 j WALTER S. HULL Rooms 13 and 14, 95 Fifth Avenue. 

LZ I JOHN MARDER 141 Monroe Street. 

TQ { JOHN E. DALTON Room 36, 97 Clark Street. 

16 \ JOHN LYKE '___156 Washington Street. 

-uiM. RYAN 464 Milwaukee Avenue. 

14 1 FRANK SCHACK 476 Millwaukee Avenue. 



, K { JAS. M. QUINN 16 Dearborn Street. 

Lb I WM. EISFELDT, Jr 171 Southport Avenue. 



1A j J. H. COLVIN 122 Goethe Street. 

ib ( HENRY SEYERIN 378 Larrabee Street. 

1r7 j JOHN SWEENEY 79 Huron Street. 

17 } A. J. SULLIVAN 92 Oak Street. 

1Q f J. E. GEOHEGAN 53 Fifth Avenue. 

18 LWM. R. MANIERRE , 6 Rush Street. 



Standing Committees 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO FOR 1883-84. 



Finance — Wickersham, Cullerton, Quinn, Foss, Bond. 

Judiciary — Dalton, Shorey, Walsh, Hull, Manierre. 

Schools — Quinn, Burke, Geohegan, Dixon, Schack. 

Railroads — Sheridan, Wickersham, Riordan, Bond, Manierre. 

Fire and Water— Ryan, Hildreth, Purcell, Wetherell, Marder. 

Health and County Relations — Lawler, Gaynor, Appleton, White, Severin. 

Gas Lights — Bond, Colvin, Sanders, Ryan, Wetherell. 

Public Buildings — Burke, Sullivan, Doerner, Marder, Eisfeldt. 

Elections — Appleton, Colvin, Foley, Shorey, Lyke. 

Streets and Alleys, S. D. — Sanders, Dixon, Sheridan, Follansbee, Wetherell. 

Streets and Alleys, W. D. — Hildreth, Doerner, Purcell, Foley, White, Simons, Hull, 
Lyke, Schack. 

Streets and Alleys, N. D. — Colvin, Eisfeldt, Sweeney, Geohegan. 
Police — Riordan, Gaynor, Appleton, Sullivan, Foss. 

Wharves and Public Grounds — Purcell, Foley, Sweeney, Follansbee, Simons. 

Harbor and Bridges — White, Lawler, Dalton, Sanders, Severin. 

Markets — Gaynor, Quinn, Cullerton, Hull, Manierre. 

Wharfing Privileges — Sweeney, Sheridan, Riordan, Simons, Schack. 

Bridewell— Geohegan, Burke, Sullivan, Follansbee, Doerner, 

Licenses — Eisfeldt, Hildreth, Lawler, Marder, Dixon. 

Local Assessments — Cullerton, Ryan, Walsh, Shorey, Lyke. 

Printing — Foss, Dalton, Wickersham, Walsh, Severin, 



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EXPLANATION OF. TERMS. 



In the Index frequent references are made to the Standing Committees of the 
Council, and the several city officers, where the names or titles of such Committees 
and officers are not printed at length. For the better understanding of such abbre- 
viations as occur, the following explanation is given: 



F. & W Committee on Fire and Water. 

G. L " " Gas Lights. 

C. R " " County Relations. 

H. andB " Harbor and Bridges. 

Jud " " Judiciary. 

W. and P. G " " Wharves and Public Grounds. 

R. R - " " Railroads. 

S. &A.S.D Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

S.&A.N. D - " " " " " North Division. 

S. & A., W. D " " " " " West Division. 

S. &A.,3D " " " " " North, South and West Divisions. 

WhTg Priv " " Wharfing Privileges. 

P. B " ' ' Public Buildings. 

Local Assts " " Local Assessments. 

D. P. W Department of Public Works. 

B. of E Board of Education. 

Con. in " " Concurred in. 

Tabled Temp -Tabled Temporarily. 

Pub Published. 

Sel. Com Select Committee. 

Ref Referred. 

Post Postponed, 

Corp. Counsel Corporation Counsel. 

P. W Department of Public Works. 

H. & C. R Health and County Relations. 



REFERENCE TO INDEX. 



TAGE. 

Appointments XLVII 

Board of Education : XLVII 

City Clerk.... , XLVIII 

City Collector XLVIII 

City Comptroller XLVIII 

City Treasurer XLVIII 

Committee on Bridewell XLVIII 

Committee on Elections XLIX 

Committee on Finance XLIX 

Committee on Gas Lights L 

Committee on Fire and Water L 

Committee on Harbor and Bridges LI 

Committee on Health and County Relations ' LI 

Committee on Jndicary LI 

Committee on Licenses >. Lll 

Committee on Local Assessments LII 

Committee on Police LII 

Committee on Printing LIII 

Committee on Public Buildings - LIII 

Committee on Railroads LIII 

Committee on Schools LIII 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division LIV 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division LIV 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division LVI 

Committee on WhaifTng Privileges LVIII 

Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds LVIII 

Council , LVIII 

Council Meetings LVIK 

Department of Health LIX 

Department of Law LIX 

Department of Public Works LX 

Directors of Public Library LX 

Elections ; LXI 

Estimates of Cost of Drains LXI 

Estimates of Cost of Lamp Posts LXII 

Estimates of Cost of Sidewalks LXIII 

Estimates of Cost of Street Improvements LXV 

Estimates of Cost of Water Service Pipes LXVIII 

Gas Inspector LXIX 

Inspectors of the House of Correction LXIX 

Invita ions LXX 

Mayor LXX 

Memorials LXX 

Miscellaneons LXXI 

Official Bonds LXXI 

Orders LXXII 

Ordinances— General LXXXIV 

Ordinances— Lamp LXXXVI 

Ordinances— Opening, Widening, Extending and Vacating LXXXVIII 

Ordinances— Private Drains LXXXIX 

Ordinances— Sidewalks XC 

Ordinances— Sidewalk Space XCIII 

Ordinances— Street Improvements XCIII 

Ordinances— Water Service Pipes XCVIII 

Petitions XCIX 

Remonstrance CIII 

Re solutions CIV 

Select Committees CV 

Sergeant-at-Arms . CV 

Superintendent Fire Alarm Telegraph CV 

Superintendent of Police CVI 



INDEX. 



APPOINTMENTS. 

PAGE. 

T. T. Gurney, Comptroller Confirmed 11 

Oscar De Wolf, Commissioner of Health Confirmed 11 

De Witt C. Cregier, Commissioner of Public Works Confirmed 11 

Austin J. Doyle, Superintendent of Police Confirmed 11 

D. J. Sweenie, Chief of Fire Department Confirmed 11 

Eugene Prager, Oil Inspector 12 

M. J. Dunne, School Inspector to succeed himself Confirmed 55 

Frank Wenter, School Inspector to succeed F. A. Maas Confirmed 55 

Graeme Stewart, School Inspector, to succeed P. A. Hoyne Confirmed 55 

John M. Clark, School Inspector, to succeed E. G. Keith Confirmed 55 

J. R. Doolittle, School Inspector to succeed Rev. J. C. Burroughs Confirmed 55 

L. W. Kadlec, Director of Public Library to succeed himself Confirmed 55 

B. Callaghan, Director of Public Library to succeed himself Confirmed 55 

H. W. Rogers, Director of Public Library to succeed Dr. J. D. Walker Confirmed 55 

Philip Reidy, Sealer of Weights and Measures Confirmed 58 

Patrick Tierney, Inspectors of Boilers Confirmed 56 

W. T. Onahan, City Collector Confirmed 56 

Alexander Kirkland, Commissioner of Buildings Confirmed 56 

George Kersten, Police Magistrate, E. Chicago Ave. Station Confirmed 231 

Chas. White, Police Magistrate, Desplaines St. Station Confirmed 231 

O. P. Ingersoll, Police Magistrate, West 12th St. Station Confirmed 231 

Peter Foote, Police Magistrate, East Harrison St. Station Confirmed 231 

R. Sheridan, Police Court Clerk, West 12th St. Station Confirmed 232 

W. C. Clingen, Police Court Clerk, East Harrison Sr. Station Confirmed 232 

M. A. La Berg, Police Court Clerk, Desplaines St. Station Confiimed 233 

Aug. Tiruni, Police Court Clerk, East Chicago Av. Station Not Confirmed 232 

John Kelly, Bailiff, Desplaines St. Station Confirmed 232 

Chas. Hef ter, Bailiff, West 12th St. Station Confirmed 232 

Henry Schroeder, Superintendent, West Randolph St. Market Confirmed 245 

Peter Conlon, Member of the Board of Education Confirmed 334 

Chris. Meyer, Clerk of Police Court, East Chicago Av. Station Confirmed 334 

Martin R. M. Wallace, Prosecuting Attorney for City of Chicago Confirmed 363 

Frederick S. Winston, Corporation Counsel Confirmed 511 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Additional Appropriation, Communication in reference to Laid over 471 

Centre Ave. and Burling St., Communication in reference to School Site Schools 143 

Chicago and Western, Ind. BeltR. R. Co., concerning right of way through e. 33 ft. of w. V t of 

s. w. U sec. 22, T. 38, N. R. 16 e W. hfs. and P. G. 211 

C. & W. Ind. R. R. Co. Communication and resolution requesting Council to sell certain lots Filed 118 

Forquer st. between Jefferson and Desplainee sts., concerning purchase of school site. ..Schools 369 

Harrison st. near Centre av. and cor. Monroe and Leavitt con. purchase of school site Filed 33 

Hudson av. between Connors and Mohawk streets, concerning purchase of school site. . .Schools 576 

Illinois and Cass streets, concerning purchase of school site S«hools 283 

Leavitt street between Coblentz and Lubeck, concerning purchase of school site Schools 369 

Nebraska and Laflin streets, concerning purchase of school site Schools 283 

New City Hall, concerning occupancy of, by B. of E Published 433 

Paulina and Wood streets, concerning purchase of school site .- Schools 22 

Robey and Twentieth streets, concerning purchase of school site Schools 320 

Rockwell and Hirsch street, concerning purchase of school site Schools 22 

Snell street between Chicago av. and Huron street, concerning purchase of school site. .Schools 56 

Teachers, request in relation to pay of Granted 369 

Walnut and Paulina streets, concernimg purchase of school site Schools 143 

Walnut and Paulina streets, relating to purchase of school site Schools 283 

York and Laflin streets, concerning purchase of school site Schools 22 

York and Laflin streets, concerning purchase of school site Schools 168 



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INDEX. 



CITY CLERK. 

PAGE. 

Clab Rooms, and their licenses, communication in reference to Filed 63 

Notice, concerning the contest of the seat of H. Severin by H. Dewald 

Papers and documents, heretofore not published, to be recommitted to appropriate committees. 10 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Brewers and their licenses, in relation to Licenses 59 

Brokers and their licenses, in relation to Licenses 211 

Dealers (wholesale) in Malt and spirituous liquors, and their licenses Licenses 57(5 

Historical Society, concerning its water tax P. and W. 387 

Report for year ending December, 1883 Filed 327 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

Appointment Concurred in 11 

Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company, submitting proposal of Published 431 

Consumers' Gas, Fuel and Light Company, to send to Council the bid of 469 

Estimate of expenses for the year 1884 Finance 370 

Fines collected for violation of building ordinance, report of Filed 6 

Fines collected for violation of building ordinance, report of Filed 47 

Fines collected for violation of building ordinance, report of Filed 69 

Fines collected for violation of building ordinance, report of Filed 159 

Fines collected for violation of building ordinance, report of Filed 188 

Fines collected for violation of building ordinance, report of Filed 233 

Fines collected for violation of building ordinance, report of Filed 583 

Fire Engine Houses in vicinity of Aberdeen and Madison street, Com. relating to F. and W. 148 

Gas on Washington Boulevard, concerning payment for G. L. 12 

Gas Companies and their expiration of contracts with city Returned 399 

House of Correction, submitting state of affairs of, Quarter ending Sept. 30, 1883 Bridewell 168 

House of Correction, submitting state of affairs of, Quarter ending Dec. 31, 1883 Bridewell 356 

House of Correction, submitting state of affairs of, Quarter ending March 31, 1884. . . .Bridewell 541 

Jeffrey, J. B., report concerning Battery "D" Filed 370 

Lease of 65 acres of W. 100 acres S. W. V± Sec. 35, Town 39, R. 12, Com. concerning. W. and P. G. 541 

Receipts from all sources during year and not appropriated 245 

Receipts and expenditures for month of August, 1883 Filed 147 

Receipts and expenditures for month of September, 1883 Filed 167 

Receipts and expenditures for month of October, 1883 Filed 211 

Receipts and expenditures for month of November, 1883 Filed 259 

Receipts and expenditures for month of December, 1883 Filed 370 

Receipts and expenditures for month of January, 1884 Filed 399 

Receipts and expenditures for month of February, 1884 Filed 453 

Receipts and expenditures for month of March, 1884 Filed 541 

Reform School, Proposition of County Commissioners in relation to Finance 27 

Sewerage Bonds, communication in relation to Finance 431 

Superintendent of W. Randolph Street Market, report concerning money collected Markets 246 

Taxes for current fiscal year, Com. in reference to 567 

Time-table for lighting and extinguishing street lamps G. L. 173 

Vacation of W. Water St., Com. in relation to St. and A. W. D. 334 



CITY TREASURER. 

Report for the year ending December 31, 1883 .■ Filed 369 



COMMITTEE OX BRIDEWELL. 

Reports of Mayor concerning releases from H. of C 



Concurred in 



241 



INDEX. 



XLIX 



COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS. 



PAGE. 

Contest for the seat of Aid. Severin Concurred in 87 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Aftich, G., petition for compensation Concurred in 136 

Alexian Bros . , rebate of water tax Concurred in 57 

Beane, E . S., rebate of city taxes Concurred in 548 

Bryan, Mrs . Mary, compensation for injuries < . Concurred in 547 

Carswell, L. B., to refund tax paid in error ". Concurred in 92 

Carswell, L . B . , for rebate of special tax Concurred in 179 

C B. & Q. B. B., compensation for construction of sewers Concurred in 548 

City Treasury, submitting its report .- 1 

Clark, Allen M., petition for compensation for damages, etc Concurred in 31 

Clayton, Bobt., petition for compensation for injuries Concurred in 242 

Comptroller, to advertise for Engine House site near Exposition Building Concurred in 390 

-Comptroller, estimates of the appropriations necessary for year 1884 to 1885 Laid over 435 

Comptroller, to show in his reports the credit balances of each fund Concurred in 241 

Comptroller and Mayor, authorizing them to issue sewer bonds, etc Concurred in 538 

Conroy, Martin, petition for refunding city tax paid twice Concurred in 242 

Crowe, Michael, petition for refunding tax paid twice Concurred in 31 

Crowley, Michael, petition for compensation Concurred in 136 

Demarrais, P.P., petition for compensation Concurred in 136 

Duffy, M. C. & J., petition for extras on account of contract Concurred in 179 

Exaline, A. A., concerning assessments paid for improving Bryant av Concurred in 241 

Findley, Margaret, for compensation for injuries Filed 253 

Fire Boats in the river, petition concerning Concurred in 548 

■Greenebaum & Sons, petition for refunding city taxes Concurred in 548 

Haggerty, May, petition for compensation Con. in 136 

Harper Bill, asking Supreme Court Judges for early decision Con. in 436 

Henderhotz, Mrs. M., petition for compensation Con. in 31 

Historical Society, petition for remission of taxes Con. in 136 

Hitt, B., for refunding of tax paid twice Con. in 179 

■Johnson, H. and Halsted, Ann, refunding of city taxes Con. in 548 

ELeane, H., refunding of city tax paid twice Con. in 242 

Kraft, Theod., for remission of fine Con. in 30 

Lake Front, occupation by Industrial Exposition Co Deferred and Pub. 252 

Lake Front, relative occupancy by Industrial Exposition Co. . . : 335 

Lake Front, between Monroe and Bandolph streets Deferred and Pub. 349 

Lake Front, resolution concerning occupation by Industrial Exposition Co Con. in 357 

Lake Front, order concerning sale of, three blocks south of Monroe street Becommitted 564 

Lawley, Eliza, petition for refunding of pool table license Con. in 242 

Lease of property southeast corner of Adams and La Salle streets, concerning, Deferred and Pub. 546 

Beckil, Eveline M., petition for compensation Con. in 332 

Mackey, B. C, concerning rebate of city taxes Con. in 57 

Marks, Benj., compensation for loss of horses Con. in 548 

Mathews, Chas., compensation for injuries Con. in 31 

Miller, Anna, compensation for injuries Con. in 242 

Miller, Mrs. J. H., for compensation Filed . 31 

Mulvihill, P. M., for compensation for injuries. Con. in 92 

Prentice, Chas., for compensation for injuries .- Con. in 131 

Police Force, resolution concerning increase of Deferred and Pub. 390 

Babe, Henry, compensation for loss of horse Filed 253 

Beform School Grounds, relating to claim of city thereon Laid over and Pub. 57 

Beport of City Treasurer Filed 1 

Jlyan & O'Brien, foi refunding city tax paid twice : , Con. in 165 

Scooler, Lawrence, for injuries received Filed 165 

Scooler, L., compensation for injuries Con. in 241 

Shailland, Mrs. Anna, compensation for injuries Con. in 241 

Sheppard, W. H., compensation for damages Con. in 548 

Special assessments, ordinance repealing ordinance concerning collection of Filed 165 

South Park Commissioners, resolution concerning city's portion of assessment, etc Filed 548 

Treasurer's Accounts, report concerning examination thereof Con. in 332 

Tunnel Engineers, concerning increase of pay of Filed 30 

'Turner and Bond, for refunding money expended in building sewer, etc Con. in 548 

Ulrich, Michael, refunding of impounding fees Con. in 253 

Wakeman, Zalmon B., compensation for injuries Con. in 253 

Waterholder, F., petition for pay of services Con. in 136 

Waugh, Dr. Thomas, for compensation for medical services Con. in 547 

Whitfield, George W., for compensation for injuries Con. in 391 

"Wright, Edwin S., for compensation for injuries Filed 253 

-Zimmer, Mrs., compensation for injuries Con. in 179 



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INDEX. 



COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

PAGE. 

Chicago Gas Light & Coke Company, proposal for lighting, etc Deferred and Pub. 581 

Comptroller, order to advertise for bids for oil lighting Filed 34 

Gas, petition concerning on Chestnut street Con. in 33 

• Gas Companies, ordinances concerning Deferred and Pub. 181 

Gas Companies, ordinance concerning Filed 208 

Gas for the city, order concerning measuring thereof Filed 330 

Gas, price of paid by city, also for cleaning lamps Filed 551 

Gas on Washington street, Com. from Comptroller, concerning Con. in 141 

Lamps on Boulevards, Com. from Dept. of P. W. concerning Con. in 141 

Lamps on Clayton street from Morgan to Pike P. W. 33 

Lamps on Trustee street, from Hubbard to Kinzie Con. in 330 

Lamps on West Ohio Con. in 141 

Lamps on West Monroe .Con. in 141 

Lamps on Sheffield avenue Con. in 141 

Lamps on Superior street from Noble street to Ashland avenue Con. in 394 

Lamps on Washington Boulevard, ordinance concerning Deferred 256 

Lamps on Washington Boulevard, etc Con. in 424 

Lamps on Washington Boulevard, from Rockwell street to Hainan avenue Deferred 244 

Lamps on Western avenue near Walnut street Con. in 256 

Lighting the streets with other than coal gas, order concerning Filed 34 

Lighting and extinguishing street lamps in 1884, concerning Con. in 409 

Pattison, R. H., petition to replace gas lamps to be used for advertising Con. in 394 

Pattison, R. H., petition to replace gas lamps for purpose of advertising Deferred and Pub. 424 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER. 

Artesian Well in Fourteenth Ward, order concerning overflow of Con. in 551 

Building ordinance, amending article 9 of chapter 15 Con. in 393 

Building ordinance, amending certain sections of article 9, chapter 15 Con. in 476 

Buildings and material, ordinance amending article 9, of chapter 15 Deferred and Pub. 550 

Callighan, Mrs., rebate of water tax on 25 Waller street Laid over 550 

Chicago Academy of Science, petition for rebate of water tax Con. in 550 

Chicago Underground Electric Co., ordinance concerning Pub. 137 

Chicago Underground Electric Co., ordinance concerning . . .' Con. in 177' 

Comptroller, to make contract for party wall Con. in 550 

Cook County Hospital, petition of county commissioners for free water Con. in 550 

District Telegraph Co., ordinance concerning Filed 87 

Electric light in buildings, ordinances guarding against danger to life, etc . . . Deferred and Pub. 244 

Electric light in buildings, ordinances guarding against danger to life, etc Con. in 268; 

Electric light in buildings, ordinances guarding against danger to life, etc Con . in 538- 

Engine House, proposal of lot for, on Curtis st. bet. Randolph and Washington sts.Def. and Pub. 244 

Engine House, proposal of lot for, on Curtis st. bet. Randolph and Washington sts Con. in 268- 

Engine House, lot on Dearborn av. to be exchanged for lot on Erie street between LaSalle and 

Wells streets Deferred and Pub. 155- 

Fire and Policemen, employed at mechanical labors, resolution concerning Con. in 87 

Fire escapes, resolution relative to Con . in 394 

Fire works, resolution concerning sale of, on Fourth of July Granted 49 . 

First Regiment Ills. N. G., remission of City taxes Con. in 394 

First Regiment Ills. N. G., concerning water taxes Deferred and Pub. 437 

First Regiment Ills. N. G., rebate of water tax Con. in 550 

First Regiment Ills. N. G., refunding water tax paid for 1883 Reconsidered 243 

Gas Companies, order repealing order giving them free water Con. in 137 

Hickey, Mrs., petition for rebate of water tax on 18 Edward street Con. in 243 

Historical Society, petition of W. J. Onahan for rebate of water tax Con. in 550 

Historical Society, petition for rebate of water tax Con . in 550 

Illinois Woman's Hospital, petition for remission of water tax P. W. 86 

Jackson, D. W., petition for remission of water tax Con. in 136 

Johnson, Mrs., petition for rebate of water tax on 103 Eleventh street Con. in 394 

Lumber on lots 13 and 14, petition for repeal of order authorizing the piling of Con. in 243 

Lumber-yard at s e cor Polk and Jefferson streets, remonstrance against permit Con. in 244 

Merchants Union Telegraph Co., ordinance concerning Recommitted 23 . 

Merchants Union Telegraph Co., ordinance concerning Con. in 86 

Merchants Union Telegraph Co., ordinance concerning Con. in 136 

Municipal Code, amending section 1062 Con. in 86 

Plaining Mill on cor. May and Lake streets Con. in 86 

Prager, Eugene, Bond of as Oil Inspector , Con . in 57 

Rebate of water tax on Nos. 45 and 47 Huron street Recommitted 57 

Rebate of water tax on Nos. 45 and 47 Huron street Con. in 136 

Superintendent Fire Alarm Telegraph, to cut wires, etc ..Con. in 131 

Theaters and Public Halls, ordinance, relating to Deferred, Pub., Buildings 23' 

Tunnels and subways, ordinance concerning Pub. 137 

Tunnels and subways, ordinance concerning v • Con. in 175. 



INDEX. 



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PAGE. 

Tunnels and sutwvays, ordinance concerning Filed 208 

Water mains, petition for on North California avenue P. W. 87 

Water mains, petition on Leavitt street between Ogden avenue and Twelfth street Con. in 550 

Water meters, order concerning the costs of keeping them in repair Laid over 550 

Water on Fairfield avenue, petition for Con. in 136 

Water on Maplewood avenne, petition for Con. in 136 

Water on Webster avenue, order for Con. in 136 

Water tax, petition for remission of, on 192 De Koven street Con. in 138 

Water tax, order for remission of, on 2823 Wallace street Con. in 87 

Water tax, order for remission of, on Battery "D" Con. in 87 

Western Edison Light Co., ordinance concerning Recommitted 23 

Western Edison Light Co., ordinance concerning Laid over and Pnb. 139 

Western Edison Electric Light Co., ordinance concerning Con. in 177 

Western Edison Electric Light Co , ordinance concerning Deferred and Pub. 393 

Western Electric Co., ordinance concerning Recommitted 24 

Western Electric Co., petition of, for passing ordinance Pub. 138 

Western Electric Co., ordinance permitting to lay wires underground Con. in 178 



COMMITTEE ON HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 



Atkinson, Chas., concerning form in regard to draw-bridge trap-gate Con. in 241 

Boats of heavy tonage to be aided by tugs, resolution concerning Con. in 512 

Bridge over river at Taylor street, petition for Con. in 512 

Bridge over river at Laurel street, concerning Con. in 241 

Bridge over river at Market street, concerning cost Pub. and Filed 241 

Bridges, petition for renting for advertising purposes Deferred and Pub. 241 

Bridges, petition for renting for advertising purposes Filed 477 

Gates to bridges, order concerning Con. in 241 

Gates at Streets crossing by R. R. Co's., concerning Con. in 511 

Illinois Central R. R. Co.'s Bridge, order cODcerning the use of Deferred and Pub. 395 

Illinois Central R. R. Co.'s Bridge, order concerning the use of Con. in 477 

McQuaid, Edward, concerning bridge protection gate Filed 240 

Rieferschild, W., petition concerning bridge guard Con. in 395 

Viaduct on Adams street, concerning temporary wooden section of Con. in 241 

Waterholder, Fred and W. Carey, resolution concerning as harbor masters Con. in 395 

Wheeler, M., petition concerning a draw bridge protection Con. in 395 



COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COUNTY RELATIONS. 

Appropriations, concerning the expenditure of, by Health Department Con. in 140 

City employees and their quitting time on Saturdays Con. in 256 

Comptroller to use $10,000 to clean the city Con. in 256 

Dog ordinance, in relation to - Laid over and Pub. 140 

Dogs, petition for muzzling while at large. Granted 140 

Dog ordinance and its enforcement Con. in 477 

Foundling's Home, remonstrance against building livery stable adjoining Deferred and Pub. 458' 

Half hoilday to city employees, ordinance granting Laid over and Pub. 140 

Half holiday to city employees, ordinance granting " Con. in 208 

Health Department, Com. from, relative to scavenger work Laid over 551 

Health Department, resolution concerning charges against Deferred 551 

Municipal Code, amending Section 1352 of Laid over and Pub. 87 

Municipal Code, amending Section 1352 of Con. in 135 

Municipal Code, repealing Sections 1650 and 1651 of Con. in 551 

Refuse, dumping of, on lands on North Side Laid over 551 

Sewerage teaming, order concerning Laid over and Pub. 87 

Sewerage teaming, order concerning Not con. in 131 

Smoke, consuming of, to investigate devices Deferred and Pub. 551 

Smoke ordinance, petitions, remonstrances and other papers referring to Con. in 329 

Smoke ordinance, repealing Sections 1651, 1652 and 1653 of Deferred and Pub. 252 

Smoke ordinance, petition to exclude tug boats from liabilities of Deferred 551 

Urinals, to be located at points between Adams and South Water streets P. W. 551 



COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. 

Blainey, Margaret, petition for damages Con. in 549 

Committee Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms, Com. relating to Deferred 179 

Committee Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms, Com. relating to Con. in 215 



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INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Comptroller, Com. from, relative to wharfing lots on West Water street Con. in 391 

Contracts, resolution concerning cutting stone, etc., in accordance with eight hour law. Con. in. 549 

Costs, ordinance concerning on special assessments Deferred 92 

Costs, ordinance concerning on special assessments Deferred 179 

Council, adjournment of, ordinance concerning Laid over and Pub. 92 

Council, adjournment of, ordinance concerning Amd. and Con. in 126 

Counc il Committees, ordinance repealing ordinance, authorizing Mayor to appoint Deferred 91 

First Regiment, Illinois N. G., petition for remission of city taxes Deferred 92 

First Regiment, Illinois N. G., petition for remission of city taxes Recommitted 17(3 

First Regiment, Illinois N. G., petition for remission of city taxes Con. in 391 

Funerals, order concerning Con. in 180 

Jameson, Jas., petition for remission of fine Con. in 548 

Karg, A. A., petition for compensation of broken crutches Con. in 392 

La Salle street tunnel, concerning special assessment for covering SoutLi approach Con. in 179 

Leasing of property corner of Oak and North State streets, order concerning Con. in 392 

Murphy, E. W., Ernst, L. L., and Sheahan, M., concerning their claim Con. in 242 

McDermott, M., communication from Con. in 92 

New Gas Company, concerning laying pipes Con. in 549 

Opening North Hoyne street, ordinance to repeal ordinance Filed 132 

Police Court Bailiffs, resolution relating to accounts of Con. in 548 

Poundmasters,' ordinance concerning collection of penalties Con. in 180 

Prentice, Chas., petition for compensation Con. in 92 

Property holders, notifying of, reference to streets and alleys, etc Deferred 179 

Property holders, notifying of, reference to streets and alleys, etc Con. in 207 

Special assessments, ordinance relating to Con. in 131 

Stationary Engineers, ordinance concerning Recommitted 24 

Stationary Engineers, ordinance concerning Con. in 91 

Water meters, ordinance concerning obstruction and free access Con. in 391 

Water pipes, ordinance concerning inspection of Deferred and Pub. 391 

Water pipes, ordinance concerning inspection of Filed 476 



COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 



All-Night Saloons, ordinance concerning licensing Deferred and Pub. 397 

Bankers, Brokers, etc., and their licenses Laid over and Pub. 14 

Bankers, Brokers, etc., and their licenses, Committee from Mayor Deferred 142 

Bankers, Brokers, etc., and Com. Merchants, ordinance concerning their licenses Con. in 176 

Club Houses, resolution concerning their licenses Deferred 142 

Club Houses, resolution concerning their licenses Con. in 178 

Hendricks, M. A., order concerning his licenses Con. in 93 

Junk men on the river, petition for reduction of license fees Con. in 24 

Licenses, order relating to their collection Con. in 93 

License fee in accordance with Harper Law, resolution concerning Deferred and Pub. 396 

License fee in accordance with Harper Law, resolution concerning Con. in 414. 

Lowenthal, Max, petition for refunding of saloon license Con. in 396 . 

Municipal Code, ordinance amending Section 1852 Con. in 41 

Municipal Code, ordinance repealing Section 1859 — Deferred and Pub. 397 

Municipal Code, ordinance amending Section 1852 Deferred and Pub. 34 

Municipal Year, ordinance changing Con. in 512 

Saloons, ordinance amending ordinance concerning Deferred and Pub. 92 

Saloons, ordinance amending ordinance concerning Laid over and Pub. 131 

Tanneries and their licenses Con. in 178 

Wholesale Liquor Dealers, ordinance repealing ordinance concerning Con. in 142 



COMMITTEE ON LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Sequestered and omitted property, resolution concerning its taxation Deferred and Pub. 237 

Sequestered and omitted property, resolution concerning its taxation Filed 436 



COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 



Police, order to be withdrawn from tunnels and W. U. Tel. Co. office Con. in 237 

Police Court appointments made by Mayor 230 

Police Courts, minors not to be present during court hours Con. in 240 

Police Station, petition to establish at or near corner Ogden avenue and W. Twelfth St — Filed 556 

Police Station, petition to establish near Cottage Grove avenue and Thirty-Seventh St Con. in 395 



INDEX. 



LIU 



COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. 

PAGE. 

City Ordinances, etc., printing of and bills for Deferred and Pub. 397 

City Ordinances, etc., printing of and bills for Con. in 405 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Exposition building, rental of, ordinance concerning. : Deferred 186 

Theaters and public halls, report on condition of Deferred and Pub. 256 



COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS. 



C. B. & Q. R. R. tracks on Crawford avenue from Sixteenth to Madison street Deferred 180 

C. B. & Q. R. R. tracks, through Section 14, Township 23, Range 13, to Fair Grounds. . .Deferred 180 

C. B. & Q. R. R. tracks, through Section 14, Township 23, Range 13, to Fair Grounds Con. in 207 

C. B. & Q. R. R. tracks, on Crawford avenue from Sixteenth street to Madison street Con. in 208 

Chicago Elevated Railway Company, concerning Filed 33 

Chicago & Evanston R. R. Company, granted privilege to lay tracks, etc Deferred and Pub. 253 

Chicago & Evanston R. R. Company, granted privilege to lay tracks, etc Con. in 269 

"C. M. & St. Paul R. R., remonstrance against laying its tracks in North Division Con. in 86 

C & W. I. R R., ordinance repealing ordinance concerning Con. in 85 

Elevated Railroads, ordinance relating to Filed 57 

Fairbanks, N. K., ordinance authorizing to lay track on Grove street Deferred 85 

Fairbanks, N. K., ordinance authorizing to lay track on Grove street Laid over 135 

Guards at railroad crossings, resolution relating to Deferred and Pub. 86 

Gruards at railroad crossings, resolution relating to Con. in 131 

Purrington, Kimbell & Tully R. R. Co., ordinance concerning laying tracks . .Deferred and Pub. 255 

Purrington, Kimbell & Tully R. R., Co., ordinance concerning laying tracks Deferred 330 

Sidewalk on Grove street, petition for Deferred 33 

Steam, blowing off by locomotive engineers, ordinance concerning Deferred and Pub. 256 

"Steam, blowing off by locomotive engineers, ordinance concerning. Con in. 271 

Street R. R. franchises, ordinance concerning Pub. 76 

Union Iron and Steel Works, permission to lay tracks, etc Law Dept. 255 

W. Div. Railway Co., to lay tracks on Adams and other streets St. and A. W. D. 423 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. 



•School 
School 
School 
School 
■School 
School 
School 
"School 
School 
School 
School 
■School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 



Agent, to submit to Council a list of school lands Con. in 

lands, resolution directing Board of Education to give list of school lands Con. in 

'te, corner Cass and Illinois streets Deferred 

te, corner Cass and Illinois streets Deferred 

te, corner Centre and Burling streets Deferred 

te, corner Centre and Burling streets Con. in 

te, on Forquer street between Jefferson and Desplaines streets Deferred and Pub. 

te, on Forquer street between Jefferson and Desplaines streets. . .Ref. back to B. of E. 

te, on Harrison street near Centre avenue Filed 

te, on Hudson avenue between Blackhawkand Connors streets Con. in 

te, on Hudson avenue between Blackhawk and Connors streets Con. in 

te, onLeavitt street between Coblentz and Lubeck streets Deferred and Pub. 

te, on corner Monroe and Leavitt streets Filed 

te, on corner Nebraska and Laflin streets Deferred 

te, on corner Nebraska and Laflin streets Con. in 

te, on Nineteenth street, west of Ashland avenue Deferred and Pub. 

te, on Nineteenth street, west of Ashland avenue Ref. back to B. of E. 

te, on corner Paulina and Walnut streets Deferred and Pub. 

te, on corner Paulina and Walnut streets Con. in 

te, on corner Paulina and Walnut streets Con. in 

te, on corner Paulina and Walnut streets Recommitted 

te, on corner Paulina and Walnut streets Con. in 

te, on corner Plum and Laflin streets Deferred and Pub. 



549 
332 
351 
242 
267 
549 
563 

33 
549 
584 
549 

33 
332 
342 
392 
437 



250 
332 



US INDEX. 

PAUE. 

School site, on coiner Plum and Laflin streets Con. in 436 

School site, on corner Polk and Norton streets Deferred 392 

School site, on corner Polk and Norton streets Recommitted 437 

School site, on corner Polk and Norton streets Deferred and Pub. 549 

School site, on corner Rockwell and Hirsch streets Deferred and Pub. 136' 

School site, on corner Rockwell and Hirsch streets Deferred 180 

School site, on corner Rockwell and Hirsch streets Con. in 207 

School site, on Snell street near Chicago avenue Deferred and Pub. 86 

School site, on Snell street near Chicago avenue Con. in 131 

School site, on corner Twentieth and Robey street Deferred 392 

School site, on corner Twentieth and Robey street Con. in 437 

School site, on Warren avenue West of Oakley avenue Con. in 392 

School site, on corner York and Laflin streets Deferred and Pub. 86 

School site, on corner York and Laflin streets Ref . back to B. of E. 181 

School site, on corner York and Laflin streets . .• Con. in 180 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS NORTH DIVISION. 

Alley, from Dearborn to State and Michigan to Illinois streets, remonstrance Con. in 89 

Alley, to continue North line, bet. Cass and Rush and Chicago Av. and Superior, petition. Con. in 141 

Alley, to vacate in Lowe and Roscoff's subdivision, adjoining Tell Court Deferred 142. 

Alley, opening through west half of block 39, Kinzie's addition, order concerning. ... Con. in 281 

Astor street, from Division to Goethe streets, improvement of Con. in 282. 

Astor street, from Goethe to Schiller streets, sidewalk space Con. in 282 

Asylum Place, from the river to Elston avenue, petition for opening Con. in 404 

Bellevue Place, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive, remonstrance against sidewalk. . .Con. in 404 

Belden avenue, petition for improvement on Con. in 89 

Belden avenue, petition for raising the grade, from Clark street to North Park avenue. . .Con. in 281 

Belden avenue, petition for, concerning grade from North Park avenue to Sedge wick st..Con. in 405 

Chesnut street, order for paving Con. in 179 

Clybourn Place, remonstrance against improving Con. in 89 

Clybourn Place, order for stay of proceedings for improvement from Clybourn avenue to Ash- 
land avenue Deferred and Pub . 555 

Dearborn avenue, remonstrance against paving with asphaltum blocks Con. in 89 

Dearborn avenue, staying proceedings in improvement bet. Kinzie street to Chicago av.Con. in 89 

Dearborn avenue, from Kinzie streetto South line of Division, order for improvement. . .Con. in 281 

Elm street, remonstrance against paving with asphaltum block Con. in 89 

Elm street, petition for repeal of ordinance paving with asphaltum blocks Con. in 89 

Elm street, petition to pave by private contract, from State street to Lake Shore Drive. .Con. in 142 

Eugenia street, petition for opening from its western terminus to Halsted street Con. in 404 

Fullerton avenue, petition concerning grade Con. in 404 

Gas Companies to use La Salle and Washington tunnels, order preventing. . .Deferred and Pub. 281 

Gates at Chicago avenue and Halsted street, ordinance for erection of Con. in 90 

Granger street, petition for change of name to "Beethoven Place" Con. in 404 

Guntz, Aug., petition for vacation of alley Deferred and Pub. 176 

Illinois street, from Clark to Pine, order to improve by private contract Con. in 178 

Kemper Place, order for sewers Con. in 89 

North avenue, bet. Clark and Dearborn av., to be paved by Stone Asphaltum Paving Co. Con. in 282 

North Branch street, from Halsted to Division street, sidewalk Con. in 142 

North Chicago R. R. Co., to extend tracks on Fullerton avenue Deferred and Pub. 459 

North Halsted street from Hooker street to North Branch of Chicago river, staying proceedings 

in improvement Con . in 555 

Oak street, alley intersections, between Wells and Clark streets, order to pave Con. in 90 

Oak street, sidewalk space near Wells street Con. in 64 

Oak street, sidewalk space ordinance, repealing ordinance concerning Con. in 203 

Oak street, sidewalk space established from Wells to Larrabee street tCon. in 404 

Oak street, estimate to curb, grade and pave from Dearborn to Lake Shore Drive Con. in 282 

Oak street, staying pro. in assessment for imp. from Rush to Lake Shore Drive. . .Laid on table 282 

Scott street near State street, to pave by private contract Con. in 89' 

Streets, list of in North Division, needing improvement Con. in 281 

Wells street (North), order concerning, use of as a huckster market Filed 185 

Wells and Division, intersection of, petition to establish grade Con. in 404 

Wells and Kinzie, petition to designate as express stand Deferred 281 

Wells and Kinzie, petition to designate as express stand — Con. in 477 

Wisconsin street, ordinance for letting contract for improvement of Con. in 90 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 



Alley, petition for vacating of in South one-half, block 1, Assessor's Div., Sec. 32, 39, 14. .Con. in 87 
Alley, remonstrance against widening from Twenty-nroth to Thirtieth streets, between Indiana 

and Prairie avenues Con. in 88 



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Alley, order paving from Dearborn to Clark, between Adams and Monroe Con. in 88 

Alley, petition to place boiler in by the Leland Hotel Con. in 89 

Alley, from Harrison to Taylor, bet. Clark and Fourth avenue, order to pave Con. in 141 

Alley, between Washington and Randolph and Dearborn and Clark, order to pave Con. in 141 

Alley, petition to open between Wentworth avenue and La Salle street and Spring and Twenty- 
ninth streets Con. in 181 

Alley, petition for straightening on Thirty-third street Con. in 132 

Alley, petition for improvement bet. Eighteenth and Twenty-second streets and Wabash and 

Michigan avenues < Con. in 278 

Alley, remonstrance against improving bet. Michigan avenue and Indiana avenue and Twentieth 

and Twenty-first streets Con. in 278 

Alley, petition to vacate on west side of Grand Boulevard Deferred and Pub. 360 

Alley, petition to vacate on west stde of Grand Boulevard Con. in 395 

Alley, petition for repeal of ordinance paving, from Taylor to Harrison and Clark and Fourth 

avenue Con. -in 395 

Alley, petition to open bet. Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets and Wabash and Michigan 

avenues Con. in 553 

Alley, petition for repeal of ordinance paving bet. State and Dearborn sts. of Randolph. .Con. in 554 
Alley, remonstrance against improving bet. Van Buren street and Eldridge court and Wabash 

avenue and State street - Con . in 554 

Alley, remonstrance against improving bet. Eighteenth and Twentieth streets and for repeal 

of ordinance Con. in 554 

Alleys, order paving in the First Ward Con . in 279 

Alleys, order improving in the First Ward Con. in 181 

Archer avenue, remonstrance against paving between State and Halsted streets Con. in 554 

Ashland avenue, resolution for opening and straightening Laid over and Pub. 88 

Ashland avenue, resolution for opening and straightening Con. in 131 

Bryant ave., petition concerning paving of Con. in 181 

Bryant ave., petition for paving Con. in 182 

Butler street, petition for opening bet. Thirty-fifth and Thirty. seventh streets Con. in 141 

Butler street, petition for sewers, bet. Thirty-first and Thirty-second streets Con. in 182 

Butterfield street, order improving bet. Sixteenth and Twenty-second streets Con . in 278 

Calumet ave., remonstrance against improvements, from Twenty-ninth to Thirty -first sts. Con. m 88 

Calumet ave., ordinance opening from Douglass ave., to Valiquette's Subdivision Con. in 277 

Calumet ave., ordnc. opening from Thirty-seventh st. to south line of Moody's subdiv . . .Con. in 278 

Charles st., Congress st. and certain alleys, order for improvements Con. in 278 

Chicago and Cook County Dummy Passenger Company, petition concerning Con. in 394 

C. & W. Ind. R. R Co., petition relating to terminus Con. in 118 

City, ordinance redistricting the same Con. in 181 

City, ordinance redisricting the same , Deferred and Pub. 439 

City, ordinance redistricting the same Con. in 477 

College Place, petition changing sidewalk, etc Con. in 179 

Dearborn street from Sixteenth to Twenty-second streets, order paving Con. in 88 

Dearborn street, petition for repeal of ordinance to pave from Sixteenth to Twenty-second street 

Concurred in 554 

Dearborn street, remonstrance against paving from Randolph to South Water sts Con. in 394 

Fifth avenue from Randolph to Chicago river, ordinance grade and pave Con. in 182 

Fifth avenue from Randolph to Chicago river, ordinance grade and pave Con. in 208 

Forest ave., ordinance repealing ordinance for widening and opening Con. in 395 

Hanover street, petition concerning driving of stock over, etc Con. in 277 

Hyal's court, petition for opening from Archer avenue to Lyman street Con. in 89 

Johnson's Place, ordinance establishing sidewalk space Con. in 88 

Lake Park avenue, petition for improvement between Thirtieth and Thirty-first st Con. in 257 

Lamps on streets in the first ward Con. in 141 

Lumber, order concerning removal from triangle bounded by Twentieth street, Archer avenue 

and Dearborn street Con. in 554 

Main street, remonstrance against improving Con. in 395 

Michigan ave., petition concerning repair of sidewalk at 167 and 168 Michigan ave Con. in 2*8 

Mutual Union Telegraph Co., communication concerning its wires Con. in 277 

Oak avenue and Bryant avenue, letting contract for improving Con. in 88 

Poplar avenue from Thirtieth to Thirty-first streets, sewer on Con. in 181 

Prairie avenue, from Twenty-second to Twenty-sixth sts., remonstrance against paving. Con. iu 88 

Prairie avenue, from Sixteenth to Thirty-first streets, order for stone sidewalk Con. in 141 

Quincy street, petition to repeal ordinance paving Con. in 89 

Ray avenue, petition for improvement Con. in 141 

Ray avenue, remonstrance against laying sidewalk and macadamizing Con. in 554 

Ray avenue, petition for repeal of ordinance for the improvement of .Con. in 554 

River street, petition concerning temporary sidewalk Con. in 182 

River street, petition for completion of sidewalk at No. 37 on Con. in 278 

Sixteenth street, petition for sewer from Indiana to Michigan avenues Con. in 554 

South Water street from State to Clark, and Dearborn from Lake to Chicago river Con. in 141 

South Water street, petition for repair of sidewalk on, near Market Con. in 278 

Streets in South Division needing improvement Con. in 278 

Streets in First Ward, order to pave with granite blocks Con. in 182 

Street, orders for opening from Thirty-seventh to Thirty-eighth between Langley and Cottage 

Grove avenue Con. in 89 

Thirtieth street, petition to improve Con. in 277 

Thirty-second street, petition for opening from Clark street to Wentworth avenue Con. in 181 

Thirty seventh street, petition for repeal of ordinance to pave with wooden blocks Con. in 87 

Thirty-seventh street, petition to pave with stone asphalt between Vincennes avenue and Grand 

Boulevard , Con. in 141 



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INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Twentieth street, remonstrance against improvement, and for stay in the assessment Con. in 554 

Twenty-first street, order macadamizing from State street to Archer avenue Con. in 88 

Twenty-second street, order for stone sidewalk from State street to Indiana avenue Con. in 88 

Twenty-third street from Indiana avenue to South Park avenue, grade, curb and pave Con. in 181 

Union Iron and Steel Co., ordinance permitting to construct viaduct over Ashland av Con. in 341 

Vernon avenue, petition, setting aside assessment for water and drains Con. in 88 

Vernon avenue, petition staying proceedings for improvement from Thirtieth to Thirty-first 

streets Con. in 554 

Vernon ave., remonstrance against improvement of, betw. Thirtieth and Thirty-first sts. .Con. in 554 

Vincennes avenue, order improving Con. in 181 

Vincennes avenue, petition to raise the grade between Thirty-fifth and Thirty-ninth sts. . .Con. in 182 

Wabash avenue, petition for repeal of ordinance for stone sidewalk Con. in 88 

Wabash avenue, ordinance concerning location of sidewalk from Twenty-third to Thirty-fifth 

street. Con. in 89 

Wabash av., petition for repair of sidewalk on northwest cor. Wabash av. and VanBuren st.Con. in 278 

Wabash avenue, order paving from Jackson to Harrison street Con. in 278 

Went worth avenue, remonstrance against paving near Eighteenth street Con. in 88 

Wentworth avenue, petition for sewer between Thirty-third and Thirty-ninth streets Con. in 395 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 



Adams St., petition for opening from east line of Rockwell St., to west line of Center st. . .Con. in 183 

Alley, to bridge in block 15, Johnson and Lees 1 Addition Con. in 24 

Alley, in block 11, vacating of, in Ashland's Addition Laid over and Pub. 62 

Alley, in block 6, vacating of, in Brainard and Evans' Addition Recommitted 90 

Alley, in blocks 31 and 32, School Section Addition, repealing ordinance for paving Con. in 91 

Alley, in block 54, Section 7, petition for improvement Con. in 91 

Alley, in block 33, Sections 19, 39, 14, petition to vacate Con. in 91 

Alley, block 11, Ashland Addition, ordinance vacating Con. in 94 

Alley, in block 3, Assessors' Div,, ordinance repealing Section 2 of ordiaance of vacation. .Con. in 183 
Alley, east of Monroe street, between Sixteenth and Eighteenth stsreets, petition for removal of 

obstruction Con. in 184 

Alley, on Lake street, near Artesian avenue, petition for opening Con. in 185 

Alley in blocks 9 and 11 Johnson subdivision, ordinance vacating and opening Con. in 208 

Alley in block 3 Assessors Division of northeast quarter of southeast quarter section 20, 39, 14 

ordinance concerning vacation Con. in 208 

Alley in block 6 Brainard and Evans addition, ordinance vacating Con. in 279 

Alley south of Dudley street, petition for vacating Con. in 279 

Alley bet. Green and Halsted, to and from Pratt st., to the east of west alley opening of .Deferred 367 
Alley between Paulina street and Ashland avenue and Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets, peti- 
tion relating to Con. in 350 

Alley adjoining Evergreen avenue order concerning vacation .Con. in 555 

Alley in block 9 Johnsons re-subdivision east half southeast quarter section 6, 39, 14, ordinance 

for vacating and opening ... * Con. in 555 

Alleys in block 9 and 11 Johnsons' subdivision, section 5, 39, 14, oriinance vacating and 

opening Deferred 184 

Ashland avenue from Twelfth to Twenty-second streets, curb, fill and macadam Con. in 184 

Avon Place, petition grade, curb and pave and for sidewalk space Con. in 184 

Avon Place, petition and ordinance improving Con. in 555 

Blue Island avenue, ordinance for drains from Twenty-second to Twenty-fifth streets Con. in 281 

Blue Island avenue, remonstrance against paving south of Twelfth street Con. in 367 

Blue Island avenue, remonstrance against improvements from Harrison to Fifteenth sts. Con. in 403 

Campbell avenue, order for sewers Con. in 90 

Carpenter street, remonstrance against paving from Washington street to Milwaukee av..Con. in 367 

Carroll av., petition concerning removal of|R. R. tracks, bet. Ann and May sts. Deferred and Pub. 350 
C. B. <te Q. R. R. Co., to lay tracks on Brown Street and Crawford avenue, ordinance granting 

privilege Deferred and Pub. 351 

C. B. & Q. R. R. Co., to lay tracks on Brown street and Crawford avenue, ordinance granting 

privilege Con. in 360 

C. B. & Q. R. R. Co., concerning tracks to the State Fair Grounds Con. in 367 

C. Horse and Dummy R. R. Co., ordinance to lay tracks on Adams, st., etc Deferred and Pub. 552 

C. M. & St. P. R. R. Co., ordinanc3 concerning roadway from Jefferson street to Halsted 

street Deferred and.Pub. 359 

C. & N. W. R, R. Co., ordinance to pave Canal street from south line of Fulton to north line of 

Kinzie streets Deferred 182 

Comptroller, communication, concerning a quit claim to certain lots on west Water street. Con. in 350 

Congress street, petition for permission to curb between Hoyne and Leavitt street Con. in 91 

Congress st., from Halsted to Loomis sts., order for sidewalk and to curb, grade and pave. Con. in 183 

Cullerton Court, petition for vacation Con. in 91 

De Koven street, from Desplaines to Halsted, remonstrance against improvements Con. in 280 

Elston avenue, ordinance straightening from Division street to a point in westerly line of said 

Elston avenue Deferred and Pub. 404 

Erie street from Milwaukee avenue, to North Brartch of Chicago river, remonstrance against 

improvements Con. in 367 



INDEX. 



LVII 



PAGE. 

.Emma street, petition against improvement Con. in 367 

Fairfield avenue, petition to open to Harvard street Con. in 280 

Francisco street, remonstrance against opening Con. in 182 

Francisco street petition for extension to Madison street Con. in 184 

George street, petition for removing obstruction from east end of Con. In 279 

Green sireet from Indiana street to Caicago avenue, remonstrance against improvement. Con. in 395 

Halsted street, remonstrance against repaving from Harrison to Twelfth street Deferred 358 

Hubbard street, ordinance repealing ordinance to curb, grade and pave from Jefferson street 

to Ashland avenue Con. in 90 

Hubbard street, ordinance for sidewalk space from Halsted to Ashland avenue Recommitted 90 

Hubbard street, ordinance repealing ordinance to curb, fill and pave from Jefferton street to 

Ashland avenue Con. in 185 

Hubbard street, establishing sidewalk space from Halsted street to Ashland avenue Con. in 185 

Hubbard street, establishing sidewalk space from Halsted street to Ashland avenue Con. in 279 

Hubbard street, ordinanace repealing ordinance to pave from Jefferson st. to Ashlandav. .Con, in 279 

Hubbard street, ordinance changing name of, to Austin avenue Con. in 359 

Huron street, remonstrance against improvements, from Ashland av. to Noble St., etc. . .Con. in 403 

Improvement of certain Streets, report from Department Public Works Con. in 178 

Jackson street, remonstrance against paving Con. in 358 

Jackson street, petition for straightening of. Jackson street Con. in 359 

Jackson street, remonstrance against improvements, from Halsted street to Hoyne av. . .Con. in 403 

Johnson street, sewer on, from Nineteenth to 20th street ". Con. in 183 

Johnson street, remonstrance against improvements from Maxwell to Fourteenth street. Con. in 395 

Laflin street, petition to stay proceedings for paving from Madison to Harrison street Con. in 280 

Laflin street, petition for repeal of ordinance concerning improvements from Madison to 

Harrison street Con. in 441 

Leavitt street, remonstrance against lamps from Fulton street to Carroll avenue Granted 441 

Liberty street, remonstrance against improvements of Con. in 367 

Lincoln street, remonstrance against improvement of, from Milwaukee to Chicago av Con. in 90 

Madison street, remonstrance against stone sidewalk from Canal street to Ashland av Con. in 440 

Madison st., remonstrance against stone sidewalk from Canal st., to Ashland av. . .Def. and Pub. 403 

Mather street, from Desplaines to Halsted street, estimate to curb and fill Con. in 281 

.Maxwell street, remonstrance against improvements of. Con. in 367 

Maxwell street, from Halsted street to Blue Island avenue, curb, fill and pave Con. in 280 

May street, remonstrance against improvement from Fulton street, to Chicago avenue. . .Con. in 403 

May street, from Fulton street to Milwaukee avenue improvement Con. in 91 

Milwaukee avenue, from Union to Division street, staying proceedings -. . .Con. in 403 

Milwaukee avenue, from Halsted'street to Kinzie street staying proceedings Con. in 403 

Milwaukee avenue, from Hubbard street to North avenue, pave with cedar block Con. in 182 

Monroe street west, improvement of Con. in 40 

Monroe street, from Halsted to Troop, concerning improvement Deferred 31 

Mowry avenue, from Twentyfifth street to Bonney avenue, petition for repeal of ordinance con- 
cerning sidewalk ., Con. in 91 

Nineteenth Place, sewer between Johnson and Brown street Con. in 183 

Oakley avenue, from Monroe st. to Adams st., petition for repeal of ordinance for paving. Con. in 90 

Ogden avenue, from Randolph street to Madison street, concerning improvement Con. in 91 

Ogden avenue, curb, grade and pave from Madison to Randolph street Con. in 184 

Ogden avenue, remonstrance against paving from Madison to Twelfth street Con. in 185 

Owasco street, between Washtenaw and California avenues, petition for opening Con. in 182 

Peoria street, remonstrance against improvements Filed 441 

Polk street, from Loomis to Ashland avenue, to stop the improvements Con. in 280 

Polk street, from Ogden avenue to Western avenue, remonstrance against paving Con. in 367 

Pound limits, ordinance "A" for extension of Con. in 183 

Pound limits, ordinance "B" for extension of Con. in 183 

Rebecca street to Centre avenue, petition for approach Con. in 440 

Sholto street, remonstrance against improvement Con. in 358 

Sewers, resolution in relation to Con. in 90 

Sewers, resolution concerning in the Tenth, Eleventh and Fourteenth Wards Con. in 440 

Streets, in West Division needing improvement, com. from P. W Con. in 279 

String street, order repealing ordinance for opening from its south terminus to Twenty-second 

street Con. in 91 

Throop street, from Madison to Wast Harrison, curb, grade and pave Con. in 184 

Throop street, remonstrance against improvement of Deferred 350 

Throop street, remonstrance against improvement of Con. in 440 

Union street, near Ohio, petition for sidewalk Con. in 91 

Van Buren street, water mains to the Servite Sisters Industrial Home Con. in 184 

Walnut street, from Ashland avenue to Western avenue, petition for paving Con. in 279 

Warren avenue, from Ogden avenue to Leavitt street, curb, grade and pave Con. in 184 

Warren ave., from Ogden ave. to Leavitt street, petition for repeal of former ordinance . . Granted 441 

West Twelfth street viaduct, petition for repeal of ordinance extending Con. in 279 

West Twelfth street viaduct, recommittal of a petition for repeal of ordinance extending. Con. in 555 

West Twelfth street viaduct, Com. from P. W. concerning appropriation for a floor Con. in 584 

West Fourteenth street, bet. Blue Island ave. and Stewart ave., remonstrance against improv- 

ments Con. in 350 

West Fourteenth street, remonstrance against improvements on Deferred 367 

West Fourteenth street, remonstrance against improvements on Filed 440 

West Sixteenth street, petition for approaches on to viaduct on Centre ave — Deferred and Pub. 556 

West Seventeenth street, between Centre avenue and Fisk street, petition for sewer Con. in 183 

West Eighteenth street, bet. Ashland ave. and Paulina street, petition for improvements. Con. in 350 

West Eighteenth st., bet. Ashland ave. and Paulina st., remonst. against improvements. .Con. in 367 

West Nineteenth street, remonstrance against improvement Con. in 350 



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INDEX. 



West Twentieth street, petition for sewer, between Throop and Blue Island avenue Con. in 90 

West Twenty-first street, remonstrance against improvement Con. in 358 

West Twenty-second street, remonstrance against and repeal of ordinance. . .Deferred and Pub. 403 

West Twenty-second street, remonstrance against improvement with granite block Filed 440 

West Division Railway Co., ordinance laying tracks on Adams street, etc Deferred and Pub. 552 

West Div. Railway Co., petition relative to obstructions at Halsted st. and Canalport ave.Con. in 183 

West Division Railway Co., order concerning running on West Twelfth st. and Canal st. .Con. in 183 
Western ave., petition for repeal of ordnce. for sidewalk from Thirty-first st. to Illinois and 

Michigan Canal Deferred 90 

Western ave., petition for repeal of ordnc. for sidewalk from Thirty-first st. to Illinois and 

Michigan Canal Con. in 111 

Western ave., ordinance repealing ordinance for sidewalk from Canal bridge to west fork of Chi- 
cago river Con. in 182. 

Winchester avenue, from Adams to Jackson streets, sidewalk Con. in 184 

Zion Place, sewer on Con. in 90 



COMMITTEE ON WHARFING PRIVILEGES. 

Burdick, Wm. R., petition for compensation for dredging Deferred and Pub. 241 

Bnrdick, Wm. R., report on petition for compensation for dredging Dept. P. W. 330 



COMMITTEE ON WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Armory lot, order to sell Con. in 556. 

Atwood place farm, leasing to E. Sullivan . . Deferred 91 

Bill "260" before Judiciary Committee of Congress, resolution concerning Con. in 556 

Burdach & Kraker, petition to lease city property at Lasalle and Thirty-third street Con. in 91 

Exposition Comp., concerning the payment of $10,000 rent annually Con. in 215- 

Exposition Comp., directing Mayor to demand six months rent Con. in 556 

Lake Front, relative to lease of, to circusses, etc Con. in 135 

Lake Front, relative to lease of, to circusses, etc Reported 91 

Lake Front, relative to lease of, to circusses, etc Con. in 91 

Lake Front, concerning sale of, between Monroe and Randolph Deferred and Pub. 349 

Morton, M. A., petition for lease of ball grounds Deferred 91 

Morton, M. A., petition for lease of ball grounds Con. in 135 

Ray, Mrs., to locate in rear of water lot corner Sedgwick and Chicago avenue Con. in 556 

Western Indiana BeltR. R. Co. on Com. from B. of E., concerning grant Con. in 556 



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Standing Committees. 



COUNCIL MEETINGS. 



Regular, May 14, 1883 1 

Regular, May 21, 1883 5 

Regular, May 28, 1883 11 

Regular, June 4, 1883 17 

Regular, June 11, 1883 27 

Adjourned, June 15, 1883 33 

Regular, June 18, 1883 37 

Regular, June 25, 1883 47 

Special, June 28, 1883 51 

Regular, July 2, 1883 55 



INDEX. LIX 

TAGE. 

Regular, July 9, 1888 59 

Regular, July 16, 1883 63 

Regular, July 28, 1883 69 

Regular, July 30, 1883 95 

Regular, August 6, 1S83 113 

Special, August 9, 1883 129 

Special, August 10, 1883 135 

Regular, August 13, 1883 143 

Regular, September 24, 1883 147 

Regular, October 1, 1883 151 

Regular, October 8, 1883 159 

Regular, October 15, 1883 167 

Regular, October 22, 1883 173 

Regular, October 29, 1883 187 

Regular, November 5, 1883 f. . 195 

Adjourned, November 8, 1883 205 

Regular, November 12, 1883 211 

Regular, November 19, 1883 " 217 

Adjourned, November 22, 1883 227 

Regular, November 26, 1883. . . - 233 

Regular, December 3, 1883 ^ 245 

Regular, December 10, 1883 : 259 

Adjourned, December 13, 1883 273 

Regular, December 17, 1883 283 

Regular, December 24, 1883 303 

Special, January 4, 1884 327 

Regular, January 7, 1884 333 

Regular, January 14, 1884 343 

Regular, January, 21,1884 353 

Regular, January 28, 1884 363 

Regular, February 4, 1884 369 

Regular, February 11, 1884 399 

Adjourned, Februarv 14, 1884 407 

Regular, February 18, 1884 411 

Regular,. February 25, 1884 417 

Special, February 27, 1884 427 

Regular, Marcb 3, 1884 431 

Adjourned, March 7, 1884 443 

Adjourned, March 10, 1884 453 

Adjourned, March 14, 1884 461 

Regular, March 17, 1884 465 

Special, March 22, 1884 .... , 469 

Regular, March 24, 1884 471 

Adjourned, March 26, 1884 , 479 

Adjourned, March 28, 1884 483 

Adjourned, March 29, 1884: 487 

Adjourned, March 31, 1884 491 

Adjourned, March 31, 1884 495 

Regular, March 31, 1884 507 

Adjourned, April 2, 1884 511 

Regular, April 7, 1884 ' 515 

Adjourned, April 9, 1883 533 

Regular, April 14, 1884 541 

Adjourned, April 18, 1884 547 

Regular, April 21, 1884 559 

Regular, April 28, 1884 567 

Adjourned, April 2, 1884 583 



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 

Balances, unexpended, communication concerning 152 

Foundlings' Home, communication concerning a livery stable near, on Ogden av H. & C. Rel.. 433 

Report for the year ending December 31st, 1884 Filed 507 

Scavenger work, letting by contract Referred 511 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Appointment of R. M. Wallace, Prosecuting Attorney for the city Con. in 363 

Appointment of Frederick S. Winston, Corporation Counsel Con. in 511 

Assistant City Attorney, communication concerning his salary Laid over 471 



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INDEX. 



Calumet ave., com. concerning the opening of, from Douglass street north St. and A. S. D. 168 

Elston avenue, com. relative to straightening 444 

Gas I lompanies, com. in relation to rights of opening streets Laid over and pub! 96 

Gas Companies, opinion concerning rights Piled 135 

Licenses for saloons, opinion concerning their payment by installments .Licenses 417 

M nnicipal Code, com. concerning publication of ordinance amending Section 1974 of. . .Judiciary 387 

Railroad tracks on Carroll avenue, com. relative to rights of owners of St. and A. W. D. 246 

Runners for hotels, com. submitting ordinance concerning .' 472 

Telegraph Companies, report concerning condition of suits against Deferred and Pub. 168 

Union Iron and Steel Co., com. from as to legality of ordnc, permitting, etc St. & A. S. D. 308 

Viaducts, opinion regarding damages occasioned by construction of 195 

Water taxes on charitable and educational institutions Laid over and Pub. 64 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Appointment of Commissioner Con. in 12 

Appropriation for city's portion of street improvements and its shortage Con. -in 472 

Bridge over river at Dearborn street, submitting estimated cost of Deferred and Pub. 411 

Bridge on Kush street, com. in regard to construction of Filed 399 

Bridge on Rush street, com. in regard to construction of Special Committee 233 

Bridges, railroad and others over the Illinois and Michigan Canal, concerning raising of - • - Filed 195 

Bridges, report regarding the action taken in reference to safeguards at Filed 246 

Bridges, communication concerning, etc H. & B. 584 

Chicago Academy of Science, petition of, to be exempt from water tax F. & W. 399 

C. B. & Q. R. R. Co., concerning authority to lay tracks through Sees. 14, 23, 14. . .St. & A. W. D. 219 
C. & E. R. R. Co. or M. & St. P. R. R. Co., laying tracks on Hooker street across Division, 

concerning St. & A. N. D. 152 

C. & N. W. R. R. Co., submitting letter from, concerning flagman on Lincoln st. .Pub. and Filed 432 
Damages to east line of Pine St., between Pearson and Oak street, by heavy seas, com. relating 

to Laid over 559 

Desplaines river, concerning overflow defeating object of pumping works Deferred and Pub. 454 

Employees of water office and their salaries, submitting list of Laid over 487 

Granite pavements taken up and authority therefor, report on. Filed 246 

Historical Society, presents com. from, to be exempt from water tax F. & W. 399 

Municipal Code, concerning amending of Sections 1108 and 1109 Pub. 334 

New Oity Hall, concerning contracts on. , Public and Private Buildings 17 

New City Hall, concerning deficiency in appropriation Finance 47 

New City Hall, communication in reference to , Pub. 432 

New City Hall, communication in reference to Pub. 443 

New City Hall, communication concerning the marble used Public Buildings 444 

New City Hall, communication concerning letting contracts without advertising Laid over 472 

Opening of Ashland ave. bet. Thirty-first st. and Illinois and Michigan Canal, concerning. .Filed 308 

P., Ft. W. & C. R. R. Co., concerning removal of sidewalk by, on Stewart ave St. & A S. D. 234 

School facilities, concerning increase Schools 471 

School site, correcting description of in a proposal for purchase of Schools 471 

Special assessments, concerning change of date of return to County Treasurer Filed 259 

Streets, on which work was laid over from last year, list of 432 

Streets, ordered improved during year 1884 335 

Swing bridge, report as to cost of, at Market street H. & B. 188 

Swing bridge, report as to cost of, at Taylor street Pub. 432 

Switch for private purposes on North Water st. and authority for laying, concerning. . .Judiciary 195 

Viaduct on Adams street and erection of a private structure 188 

Viaduct on Centre avenue and approach on Rebecca street thereto. ..." St. & A. W. D. 454 

Viaduct, estimated cost of, over tracks of N. W. R. R. Co. on State street Deferred and Pub. 412 

Viaduct on Twelfth street, concerning eighty feet space and asking appropriation for new floor. 472 

Viaduct on Twelfth street, appropriation for construction of a new floor St. & A. W. D. 580 

Viaduct on Twelfth street, directed to report as to improvements necessary on 584 

Viaducts, concerning construction of, for Halsted St., Chicago avenue and Sixteenth st 188 

Viaducts and Swing Bridges, report relative to estimated cost of certain 420 

Water, furnished free, report concerning Pub. and F. and W. 343 

Water rates, schedule of F. and W. 18 

Western Indiana Railroad Co., occupying Stewart avenue, com. in relation to Filed 260 



DIRECTORS OF PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Annual report > Filed 47 

Employees to receive 90 per cent, of monthly salaries, until, etc 369 



INDEX. LXI 



ELECTIONS. 

PAGE. 

Alderman elected, First Ward, W. P. Whelan '. 587 

Alderman elected, Second Ward, Patrick Sanders 587 

Alderman elected, Third Ward, Danl. L. Snorey 588 

Alderman elected, Fourth Ward, Thos. C. Clark 588 

Alderman elected, Fifth Ward, Edward P. Burke 588 

Alderman elected, Sixth Ward, Edward F. Cnllerton 588 

Alderman elected, Seventh Ward, J. H. Hildreth 588 

Alderman elected, Eighth Ward, Frank Lawler 588 

Alderman elected, Ninth Ward, Michael Gaynor 588 

Alderman elected, Tenth Ward, M. McNurney 588 

Alderman elected, Eleventh Ward, Thos. N. Bond . 588 

Alderman elected, Twelfth Ward, Jas. L. Campbell 588 

Alderman elected, Thirteenth Ward, J. E. Dalton 588 

Alderman elected, Fourteenth Ward, Michael Eyan 588 

Alderman elected, Fifteenth Ward, W. S. Young, Jr 588 

Alderman elected Sixteenth Ward, John S.,Colvin 588 

Alderman elected, Seventeenth Ward, John Sweenie 588 

Alderman elected, Eighteenth Ward, John T. Noyes 588 

Appointment of Committee to canvass the returns of the City election 585 

Election Districts, list of 444 

Election Judges, list of 450 

Notice served on City Clerk concerning contest of M. J. Dewald vs. H. Severin 6 

Special Election in the Ninth Ward, for one Alderman 561 

Sergeant at Arms, election of 8 

Voting places for election of Alderman on election held April 5, 1884 442 



ESTIMATES OF COST OF IMPROVEMENTS. 

DRAINS. 



Ashland avenue, from west Twelfth street to west Twenty-second street Approved 310 

Ashland avenue, from North avenue to West Clybourn avenue Approved 310 

Augusta street, from Milwaukee avenue to Wood street Approved 324 

Avon Place, from Hoyne avenue to its Western Terminus Approved 247 

Bellevue Place, from Kush street to Lake Shore Drive Approved 309 

Brown street, from West Taylor street to West Twelfth street Approved 227 

Bunker street, from Canal street to Halsted street Approved 339 

Cedar street, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive Approved 323 

Chestnut street, from La Salle avenue to its Western Terminus Approved 324 

Clybourn Place, from North Branch Chicago River to Ashland avenue Approved 324 

Congress street, from Lincoln street to Hoyne avenue Approved 310 

Congress street, from Centre avenue to Loomis street Approved 293 

Cornelius street, from Milwaukee avenue to Ashland avenue , Approved 323 

Dearborn street, from Twenty-second street to Twenty-seventh street Approved 324 

Dearborn street, from Thirty-third street to Egan avenue Approved 309 

Desplaines street, from West Harrison street to West Twelfth street Approved 324 

Division street, from North Branch Canal to North Branch Chicago River Approved 324 

Eighteenth street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street Approved 328 

Eighteenth street, from Blue Island avenue to Ashland avenue Approved 325 

Elston avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to 933 feet South of West Division street Approved 324 

Emma street, from Milwaukee avenue to Ashland avenue Approved 323 

Evergeen avenue, from Robey street to Leavitt street Approved 197 

Ewing Place, from Robey street to Leavitt street Approved 197 

Flournoy street, from Ogden street to Leavitt street Approved 324 

Fowler street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street Approved 197 

Franklin street, from Ontario street to Chicago avenue Approved 324 

Fullerton avenue, from Southport avenue to North Branch Chicago River Approved 328 

Grant Place, from North Clark street to Larrabee street Approved 323 

Green street, from West Indiana street to West Chicago avenue Approved 274 

Halsted street, from North Branch Chicago River to Division street Approved 324 

Harrison street, from Hoyne avenue to Rockwell street Approved 328 

Harrison street, from Ogden avenue to Hoyne avenue Approved 247 

Hoyne avenue, from Bryson street to North avenue Approved 197 

Huron street, from Milwaukee avenue to Ashland avenue Approved 323 

Illinois street from North Clark to Pine street Approved 323 

Laflin street, from West Madison street to West Harrison street Approved 227 

Leavitt street, from West Harrison street to Ogden avenue Approved 293 

Leavitt street from West Lake to West Harrison street Approved. 292 

Leavitt street, from Ogden avenue to West Twelfth street Approved. 324 



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1 AM.. 

Le Moyne street, from Robey street to Leavitt street Approved. 197 

Liberty street, from Canal street to Jefferson street Approved. 324 

Main street, from Thirty-first street to South Branch of Chicago River Approved. 309 

Michigan avenue, from Jackson street to Lake Park Place Approved. 220 

Morgan street, from West Twelfth street to West Fourteenth Approved. 227 

North avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to North Branch of Chicago River Approved. 197 

Ogden avenue, from West Madison to West Twelfth street Approved. 197 

Ontario street, from North Clark to North Market street Approved. 324 

Page street, from West Madison street to West Lake street Approved. 309 

Parke street, from Evergreen avenue to Robey street Approved. 227 

Pratt street, from Halsted street to Green street Approved. 274 

Rhodes avenue, from University Place to its northern terminus Approved. 324 

Robey street, from West Harrison street to West Twelfth street Approved. 309 

Robey street, from Bryson street to Evergreen avenue Approved. 197 

Scott street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive Approved. 309 

Sheldon street, from West Randolph street to West Lake street Approved. 309 

Spruce street, from Loomis street to Laflin street Approved. 247 

Superior street, from Pine street to its eastern terminus Approved. 328 

Superior street, from Halsted to Green street Approved. 274 

Thirty-first street, from Halsted - street 10 Pitney Court Approved. 309 

Thirty-second street, from South Park avenue to Cottage Grove avenue. Approved. 309 

Thirty-seventh street, from State street to Halsted street Approved. 310 

Twenty-first street, from Blue Island avenue to Western avenue Approved. 323 

Twenty-second street, from Brown street to Ashland avenue Approved. 324 

Throop street, from West Madison to West Harrison street Approved. 247 

Union street, from West Twelfth street to Meagher street Approved. 324 

Van Buren street, from Paulina to Western avenue Approved. 292 

Van Buren street, from Halsted street to Loomis street Approved. 309' 

Vernon avenue, from Thirtieth street to Thirty-first street Approved. 324 

Walnut street, from Ashland avenue to Western avenue Approved. 323 

Warren avenue from Ogden avenue to Ashland avenue ; Approved. 324 

Walton Place, from Dearborn avenue to Pine street Approved. 323 

Webster avenue, from North Park avenue to Larrabee street Approved. 328 

Wendell street, from North Wells to Sedgwick street Approved. 324 

Western avenue, from West Lake to West Van Buren street Approved. 292' 

LAMP POSTS. 

Ada street, from Randolph to Lake street Approved. 228 

Adams street, from Oakley avenue to Rockwell street Approved. 104 

Adams street, from Morgan street to Ashland avenue ■ Approved. 39 

Alaska street, from Larrrbee street to Town street Approved. 162 

Belden avenue, from Halsted street to Dayton street Approved. 162 

Bellevue Place, from Lake Shore Drive to about 350 west Approved. 162 

Belknap street, from Morgan street to its western terminus Approved. 219 

Bissell street, from Garfield avenue to Western avenue Approved. 39 

Bunker street, from Canal street to Beach street Approved. 197 

Carpenter street, from Washington street to Randolph street Approved. 162' 

Carroll avenue, from Ada street to Union Park Place Approved. 131 

Chicago avenue, from Western avenue to California avenue Approved. 420 

Chicago avenue, from Wood street to Western avenue Approved. 420 

Center avenue, From Milwaukee avenue to C. & N. W. R. R. tracks Approved. 228 

Clark street, from Adams street to Chicago river Approved. 169 

Clayton street, from Fisk street to Morgan street Approved. 219' 

Clybourn Place, from Clybourn avenue to North Branch Chicago River Approved. 39 

Concord Place, from Clybourn avenue to Sheffield avenue Approved. 228 

Congress street, from Robey street to Hoyne avenue ■ Approved. 219' 

Congress street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street Approved. 39 

Congress street, from Halsted street to Morgan street Approved. 169 

Congress street from Western avenue to Campbell avenue Approved. 197 

Curtie street, from Kinzie street to Hubbard street Approved. 170 

Curtis street, from Lake street to Fulton street Approved. 104 

De Kalb street, from Leavitt street to Wood street Approved. 173 

Division street, from jVdhvaukee avenue to Lincoln street Approved. 559 

Division street, from Western avenue to California avenue Approved. 420 

Douglas avenue, from Halsted street to South Branch of Chicago River Approved. 197 

Eighteenth street, from Center avenue to Allport avenue Approved. 170 

Eighteenth street, from Ashland avenue to Wood street Approved. 275 

Eighteenth Place, from Johnson street to May street Approved. 309 

Eldridge Court, from State street to Wabash avenue Approved. 309 

Eleventh street, from Morgan street to Bine Island avenue Approved. 219 

Elm street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive Approved. 39 

Elston avenue, from Blackhawk street to North avenue " Approved. 70 

Elston avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Division street Approved. 104 

Elston avenue, from Armirage Roid to Snow street Approved 228 

Emerald avenue, from Thirty-first street to Egan avenue Approved 454 

Farrell street, between West Hickory street and Lyman street Approved 308 

Fifth avenue, from Douglas avenue to about 600 feet south Approved 197 

Fifth avenue, from Thirty-first street to Thirty-third street Approved 454 

Fisk street, from West sixteenth street to West Eighteenth street Approved 219 

Fourteenth street, from State street to Wabash avenue Approved 309- 



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PAGE. 

Fowler street, from Hoyne avenue to Park street Approved 173 

Frank street, from Waller slreet to Bine Island avenue Approved 197 

Front street, from May street to Elston avenue Approved 169 

Fulton street, from Sheldon street to Union Park Place Approved 228 

Fullerton avenue, from Hurlbut street to Larrabee street Approved 1G2 

Garfield avenue, from Fremont street to Bissell street Approved 39 

Green street, from West Ohio street to West Chicago avenue Approved 70 

Groveland avenue, from Thirty-third street to about 550 feet north Approved 39 

Groveland avenue, from Twenty-eighth street to Twenty-ninth street. Approved 534 

Harmon court, from State street to Wabash avenue Approved 309 

Holt street, from West Chicago avenue to Cornell street Approved 534 

Hoyne avenue, from West Eighteenth street to Blue Island avenue Approved 309 

Irving avenue, from West Adams street to West Jackson street Approved 121 

Johnston street, from Maxwell street to West Eighteenth street Approved 219 

Johnson street, from West Eghteenth street to West Twenty -first street Approved 39 

Jones street, from Archer avenue to Douglas avenue. Approved 454 

Keeley street, from Archer avenue to Lyman street Approved 308 

Kemper Place, from Orchard street to its eastern terminus Approved 559 

Lake street, from 100 feet east of Fall street to Kedzie avenue Approved 219 

Laurel street, from Thirty -first 6treet to Thirty-eighth street Approved 308 

Leavitt street, from Walnut street to Fulton street Approved 247 

Leavitt street, from Fulton street to Carroll avenue Approved 247 

Leavitt street, from Blue Island avenue to Coulter street Approved 247 

Leavitt street, from West Indiana street to West Chicago avenue Approved 228 

Lewis street, from Clybourn avenue to Webster avenue Approved 534 

Locust street, from North Wells street to North Franklin street Approved 39 

Monroe street, from Aberdeen street to Throop street Approved 162 

Newberry avenue, from West Sixteenth street to West Eighteenth street Approved 39 

North avenue, from North State street to Dearborn avenue Approved 40 

Oak street, from North Market street to Townsend street Approved 472 

Oak street, from North Market street to Townsend street Approved 456 

Oakley avenue, from West M adison street to West Lake street Approved 104 

Ogden avenue, from West Monroe street to Adams street Approved 472 

Ohio street, from May street to Noble street Approved 275 

Page street, from West Madison to West Lake street Approved 559 

Paulina street, from West Madison to Warren avenue Approved 170 

Paulina street, from W. 16th street to W. 18th street A pproved 275 

Peck Court, from State street to Wabash avenue Approved 309 

Peoria street, from West Indiana street to Milwaukee avenue Approved 173 

Portland avenue, from Thirty -first street to Thirty-third street Approved 454 

Eacine avenue, from Garfield avenue to Webster avenue Approved 162 

Robey street, from Bryson to Le Moyne streets Approved 247 

Rhodes avenue, from Thirty-second street to about 400 feet north Approved 162 

Rose street, from West Chicago avenue to Cornell street .Approved 534 

St. John's Place, from Carroll avenue to Arbor Place Approved 162 

Sedgwick street, from Division to Elm streets , Approved 197 

Sheffield avenue, from North avenue to Clybourn avenue Approved 197 

South Water street, from State to Wabash avenue Approved 169 

State street, from Schiller to North avenue Approved 39 

State street, from Monroe street to Chicago river Approved 169 

Thirteenth street, from Ashland avenue to Ogden avenue Approved 472 

Thirty-eighth street, from Halsted to Leavitt streets Approved 308 

Throop street, from West Sixteenth to West Eighteenth streets Approved 220 

Trustee street, from West Kinzie street to Austin avenue Approved 472 

Twelfth street, from State to Wabash avenue '. Approved 309 

Twentieth street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street Approved 162 

Twenty-eighth street, from Cottage Grove avenue to its eastern terminus Approved 534 

Twenty-eighth street, from Michigan avenue to about 100 feet west -. Approved 189 

Twenty-first street, from Johnson to May streets Approved 39 

Twenty-second street, from Ashland avenue to Oakley avenue Approved 228 

Twenty -third Place, from Wentworth avenue to Archer avenue v Approved 308 

U/nion Place, from West Twenty-second to Union streets Approved 534 

Van Huren street, from Leavitt street to Irving avenue Approved 228 

Wabash avenue, from Jackson to South Water streets Approved 169 

Walnut street, from Western avenue to about 100 feet east Approved 309 

Walton Place, from North State to Rash streets Approved 162 

Washtenaw avenue, from Fulton street to Railroad Grounds Approved 228 

Washington street, from Dearborn street to Wabash avenue Approved 169 

Wentworth avenue, from Thirty-third street to Egan avenue Approved 228 

Western avenue, from Walnut street to about 150 feet north Approved 309 

Western avenue, from West Chicago avenue to West Division street Approved 420 

Whiting street, from North Wells street to its western terminus Approved 534 

Winchester avenue, from West.Van Buren to West Harrison streets Approved 162 



SIDEWALKS. 

Adams street, from Oakley avenue to Rockwell street Approved 130 

Adams street, from California avenue to Sacramento street Approved 130 

Archer avenue, from South Branch Chicago River to Western avenue Approved 121 



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INDEX. 



Ashland &.i enue, from West \'an Buren to West Twelfth street Approved 130 

Augusta street, from Milwaukee avenue to Lincoln street Approved 103 

Bellevne Place, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive. Approved 200 

Bickerdike street, from West Indiana to West Chicago avenue Approved 123 

Bissell street, from Dayton to Sophia street Approved 129 

Bloom street, from Thirty fourth street to Douglass avenue Approved 122 

Blucher street, from Wood street to Lull Place Approved 101 

Blue Island avenue, West Twenty -first street to West Twenty-second street Approved 130 

Brown street, from West Twelfth street to West Fourteenth street Approved 129 

Brown street, from West Indiana to West Ohio street Approved 291 

California avenue, from West Kinzie street to Van Buren street Approved 101 

California avenue, from W. 12th street to Ogden avenue Approved 103 

Calumet avenue, from Twenty-second street to Douglass avenue Approved 122 

Central Park avenue, from W T est Twenty-second street to West Twenty-sixth street. . .Approved 123 

Centre avenue, from West Madison street to West Fourteenth street Approved 121 

Centre street, from North Clark street to Racine avenue . . : Approved 122 

Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Lincoln street Approved 129 

Chicago avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to North Branch of Chicago River Approved 123 

Chicago avenue from North Clark to Larrabee street Approved 290 

Churchill street, from Robey to Leavitt street Approved 123 

Clybourn Place, from Clybourn avenue to i\orth Branch of Chicago River Approved 290 

Gottage Grove avenue, from Twenty-second to Twenty -ninth street Approved 102 

Cottage Grove avenue, from Twenty-ninth to Thirty-seventh street Approved 123 

Courtiand street, from Robey street to its Western Terminus Approved 122 

Dayton street, from Willow street to Webster avenue Approved 129 

Dearborn avenue, from Huron street to North avenue Approved 292 

Division street, from North Clark to North Wells street Approved 290 

Division street, from Milwaukee avenue to North Branch of Chicago River Approved 130 

Douglas avenue from Ashland to Archer avenue Approved 102 

Dudley street from North to Wabansia avenue Approved 291 

Eda street, from State street to Indiana avenue Approved 290 

Edgar street, from North avenue to Clybourn Place Approved 291 

Eighteenth street, from Brown street to Western avenue Approved 102 

Elizabeth street, from West Erie to West Indiana street Approved 123 

Elk Grove street, from Wabash to Armitage avenue Approved 101 

Elk Grove street, from Wood street to Wabansia avenue Approved 291 

Ellis street, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seventh street Approved 104 

Emerald avenue from Archer to Egan avenue Approved 122 

Evergreen avenue, from Robey to Leavitt street Approved 291 

Ewing street, from Canal to Halsted street Approved 121 

Fifth avenue, from Twenty-sixth to Thirty-third street Approved 102 

Forquer street, from Canal to Halsted street' Approved 104 

Forrest avenue from Thirty -first to Thirty-third street Approved 130 

Forrest avenue, from Douglass to Egan avenue .• Approved 290 

Fourteenth street, from Wood street to Western avenue Approved 104 

Francisco street, from Fulton to Kinzie street Approved 102 

Franklin street from Sigel street to Nortu avenue Approved 291 

Fremont street, from Bissell street to Webster avenue Approved 129 

Fuller street, from Archer avenue to Fuller street Bridge Approved 129 

Fulltrton avenue, from Racine avenue to North Clark street Approved 121 

Genesee avenue, from West Twenty-second to West Twenty-fifth street Approved 122 

Girard street, from Milwaukee avenue to Hervey street Approved 290 

Grenshaw street from Oakley to Campbell avenue Approved 122 

Gurley street, from Blue Island to Centre avenue' Approved 103 

Hamburg street, from Leavitt street to Western avenue Approved 290 

Harrison street, from Centre to Ogden avenue Approved 104 

Hasting street, from Blue Island avenue to Wood street Approved 103 

Hermitage avenue, from West Polk to West Twelfth street Approved 290 

Hermitage avenue, from West Jackson to West Polk street Approved 103 

Homan avenue, from West Madison to West Lake street Approved 122 

Hope street, from Blue Island avenue to Morgan street .• Approved 103 

Howe street, from Willow street to Garfield avenue Approved 123 

Hoyne avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Courtiand street Approved 122 

Hudson avenue, from Sigel to Centre street Approved 130 

Hurlbut street, from North to Fullerton avenue Approved 130 

Huron street, from North Clark street to North Branch of Chicago River Approved 290 

Illinois street, from St. Clair street to its Eastern Terminus Approved 123 

Indiana avenue, from Douglas to Eagan avenue Approved 122 

Indiana avenue, from Twentieth to Twenty-first street Approved 291 

Irving avenue, from Van Buren to Monroe street Approved 291 

Johnson street, from West Sixteenth to West Eighteenth street Approved 102 

Kinzie street, from Robey street to Western avenue Approved 122 

Kossuth street, from Wentworth avenue to Halsted street Approved 121 

Lake street, from Canal street to Elizabeth street Approved 103 

Lake street, from Elizabeth street to Ashland avenue Approved 102 

Leavitt street from West Division street to North avenue Approved 102 

Leavitt street, from Milwaukee avenue to Courtiand street Approved 123 

Leavitt street, from West Polk to West Taylor street Approved 290 

Le Moyne street, from Robey to Leavitt street Approved 103 

Lisle street, from Halsted to Union street Approved 291 

Lock street, from Archer avenue to Cologne street Approved 130 



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Lowc-avenue, from Twenty-sixth to Thirty-seventh street Approvett 121 

Marshfleld avenue, from West Jackson to West Twelfth sireet Approved 102 

Mather street, from Canal to Jefferson street Approved 123 

Michigan street, from Korth Wells to Rush street Approved 123 

Millard avenue, from West Twenty-second to West Twenty-sixth street Approved 123 

Miller street, from West Harrison to West Taylor street Approved 103 

Mohawk street, from Clybourn avenue to Garfield avenue Approved 291 

Morgan street, from West Eighteenth to West Twenty-second street Approved 102 

Mowry avenue from West Twenty-fifth to Bonney street Approved 291 

Newton street, from Iowa to West Division street Approved 293 

North avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Western avenue Approved 132 

North avenue, from Western avenue to California avenue Approved 123 

Oakley avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Armitage ave Approved 103 

Oakley avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Hamburg street Approved 102 

Osborn street, from West Indiana to West Ohio street Approved 130 

Paulina street, from West Kinzie to Cornelia street Approved 291 

Prairie avenue, from Sixteenth to Thirty -first street Approved 290 

•Quinn street, from Archer avenue to Thirty-first street Approved 291 

Kay avenue, from Prairie avenue to South Park avenue Approved 289 

Rhodes avenue, from Thirty-second street to Douglas avenue Approved 121 

Rice street, from Wood to Lincoln street Approved 123 

Robert street, from Erie street to Chicago avenue Approved 292 

Sacramento strett, from West Washington to West Kinzie street Approved 102 

Sangamon street, from Milwaukee avenue to George street Approved 291 

Sedgwick street, from Chicago avenue to Erie street Approved 290 

Sheffield avenue, from North avenue to Fullerton avenue Approved 123 

Sherman st., from north line lot 23, between 99, School Section addition to Taylor s,t. . . Approved 103 

Snell street, from West Huron street to West Chicago avenue Approved 123 

South Park avenue, from Twenty-eighth street to Douglas avenue Approved 291 

Superior street, from Wood to Lincoln street Approved 130 

Temple street, from West Huron street to West Chicago avenue Approved 290 

Thirteenth Place, from Walker street to Blue Island avenue Approved 103 

Thirtieth street from Ashland avenue to Wood street Approved 291 

Thirtieth street, from Indiana avenue to Prairie avenue Approved 291 

Thirtieth street, from Wallace to Halsted street Approved 121 

Thirty-eighth court, from Halsted to Laurel street Approved 122 

Thirty-first street, from Stewart avenue to Halsted street Approved 122 

Thirty-fourth court, from Laurel to Ulman street Approved 123 

Thirty -fourth street, from Ashland avenue to Archer avenue , Approved 130 

Thirty -fourth street, from Halsted to Laurel street Approved 122 

Thirty-fourth street, from Halsted to Laurel street Approved 121 

Thirty-second street, from State street to Cottage Grove avenue Approved 130 

Thirty-sixth street, from Halsted to Laurel street Approved 122 

Thirty-third street, from Halsted to Laurel street Approved 122 

Thompson street, from Leavitt street to Western avenue Approved. 103 

Tolman street, from North avenue to Hirsch street Approved 124 

Twelfth street, from Ashland avenue to Ogden avenue Approved 290 

Twelfth street, from May street to Center avenue Approved 102 

'Twentieth street, from Halsted street to Centre avenue Approved 291 

Twentieth street, from Centre avenue to Laflin street Approved 130 

Twenty first street, from Fisk to Morgan street Approved 104 

Twenty-first street from Clark to Stewart avenue Approved 122 

Twenty-sixth street, from California avenue to Genesee avenue Approved 130 

Union Park Place, from West Lake street to Arbor Place ' Approved 102 

Van Buren street, from California avenue to Albany avenue Approved 103 

Van Horn street, from Paulina to Wood street Approved 104 

Waldo Place, fromDesplaines to Halsted street Approved 290 

Warren avenue, from Lincoln street to Oakley avenue Approved 121 

Warren avenue, from California avenue to Francisco street Approved 104 

Washtenaw avenue, from West Lake to West Kinzie street Approved 103 

Webster avenue, from Dayton to North Franklin street Approved 291 

Wells street, from Kinzie to Division street Approved 290 

Western avenue, from West Kinzie street to West Chicago avenue Approved 104 

"Wilcox street, from Western avenue to California avenue Approved 102 

Wilmot avenue, from Hoyne avenue to Western avenue Approved 103 

Wood street, from West Van Buren to West Twelfth street Approved 104 

Wood street, from Walnut to West Van Buren street Approved 102 

York street, from Laflin to Wood street Approved 102 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Ada street, from Washington to Randolph, grade and pave Approved 220 

Alley, block 1 Maggie and High's addition, curb, grade and pave Approved 246 

Alley, block 4 Fort Dearborn addition to Chicago, curb, grade and pave Approved 320 

Alley, block 21 Kinzie's addition to Chicago, curb, grade and pave Approved 320 

Alley, from Clinton to Jefferson street, curb, grade and pave Approved 310 

Alley, from Dearborn avenue to North State street between Illinois and Indiana streets, grade 

and plank Approved 327 



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Alley, from Eighteenth to Twentieth street between Wabash and Michigan avenue, curb, grade 

and pave ' Approved 328 

Alley, from Halsted to Green street in north half block 37 Carpenters 1 addition to Chicago, curb, 

grade and pave Approved 320 

Alley, from Harmon Court to Fourteenth street between Wabash and Michigan avenue, curb, 

grade and pave Approved 576 

Alley, from Harrison to Taylor st. bet. Clark sr. and Fourth avenue, grade and pave. .Approved 196 
Alley, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street between Park avenue and West Lake street, grade 

and plank Approved 246 

Alley, from Jackson to Harrison sts. bet. Clark st. and Fourth av., curb, grade and pave. Approved 260 
Alley, from Jackson to Van Buren street between State street and Third avenue, curb, grade 

and pave Approved 310' 

Alley, from Jackson to Van Buren street between Fifth avenue and Franklin street, grade; 

and pave Approved 321 

Alley, from Madison to Monroe street between State street and Wabash avenue, curb, grade 

and pave Approved 322 

Alley, from Madison to Washington street between Wabash and Michigan avenue, curb, grade 

and pave Approved 338 

Alley, from Twenty-eighth to Thirty-first street, between South Dearborn and Butterfield street, 

curb and plank Approved 576 

Alley, from Twelfth to Fourteenth st. bet. Michigan and Indiana av., grade and pave. .Approved 321 

Alley, from Twelfth to Fourteenth st. bet. Michigan and Indiana av., grade and pave. . Approved 174 
Alley, from Twentieth to Twenty-second street between Michigan and Indiana avenue, grade 

and pave Approved 174 

Alley, from Twenty-seventh to Twenty-ninth street between Wentworth avenue and South La 

Salle street, grade and plank Approved 310 

Alley, from Van Buren street to Eldridge Court between State streetand Wabash avenue, grade 

and pave Approved 310- 

Alley from Van Buren to Harrison st. and Clark and Pacific av., curb, grade and pave. .Approved 312 
Alley, from Washington street to Park avenue between Ashland avenue and Paulina street 

grade and pave Approved 359- 

Alley, from Washington to Randolph street between State and Dearborn street, curb, grade 

and pave A pproved 322 

Archer avenue from State to Halsted street, grade and pave Approved 174 

Ashland avenue, from West Twelfth to West Twenty-second st., curb, fill and macadamApproved 246 
Ashland avenue, from West Twenty-second street to South Branch of Chicago River, plank- 
ing Approved 275- 

Ashland avenue, from Milwaukee av. to West Clybourn Place, curb, fill and macadam. Approved 260 

Astor street, from Division to Scott street, curb, grade and pave Approved 339' 

Augusta street, from Milwaukee to Elston avenue, curb, fill and pave Approved 576 

Augusta stieet, from Milwaukee avenue to Wood street, curb, grade and pave «. . Approved 312 

Avon Place, from Hoyne avenue to its Western Terminus, curb, fill and pave Approved 260 

Bank street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive, grade and macadam Approved 328 

Bellevne Place, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive, grade and macadam Approved 311 

Blue Island avenue, from Harrison to Sixteenth street, grade and pave Approved 292 

Brown street, from West Twelfth to Maxwell streets, curb and fill /. Approved 247 

Brown street, from West Taylor to West Twelfth streets, curb and fill Approved 64 

Bunker street, from Canal to Halsted streets, grade and pave Approved '359 

Butterfield street, from Sixteenth to Twenty-second streets, curb and fill Approved 275 

Calhoun Place, from Dearborn to Clark streets, grade and pave Approved 320 

Cedar street, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive, grade and pave Approved 328 

Centre avenue, from .Milwaukee avenue to Augusta street, curb, fill and pave Approved 328 

Charles Place, from Fifth avenue to Franklin street, curb, grade and pave Approved 312 

Chestnut street, from La Salle avenue to its western terminus, curb and fill Approved 338 

Clark street, from Jackson to Polk streets, Trade and pave Approved 327 

Clinton street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth streets, curb, fill and pave Approved 189 

C'inton street, from Carroll avenue to West Kinzie street, curb, grade and pave Approved 205 

Clybourn Place, from North Branch Chicago River to Ashland ave., curb, fill and pave. Approved 260 

Congress street, from Fifth avenue to Franklin street, curb, erade and pave Approved 338 

Congress street, from Centre avenue to Loomi* street, curb, fill, grade and pave Approved 292 

Cornelia street, from Milwaukee avenue to Ashland avenue, curb, grade and pave Approved 311 

Cottage Grove avenue, from Thirtieth street to Douelas avenue, curb, grade and pave. Approved 321 

Cottage Grove avenue, from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue, curb, grade and pave. . . . Approved 321 

Couch Place, from State to Clark streets, grade and pave Approved 321 

Court Place, from State to Dearborn streets, grade and pave Approved 321 

Court Place, from Clark to Dearborn stre t*, grade and pave Approved 174 

Dearborn avenue, from Chicaeo avenue to Division street, grade and pave Approved 292' 

Dearborn avenue, from Chicago avenue to North avenue, curb, grade and pave Approved 322 

Dearborn avenue, from North Water street to Chicago avenue, grade and pave Approved 246 

Dearborn street, from Randolph to South Water streets, grade and pave Approved 1-73 

Dearborn street, from Sixteenth to Twenty-second streets, grade and pave Approved 196 

Dearborn street, from Thirty-third street to Egan avenue, curb Approved 321 

Dearborn street, from Twenty-secon^ to Twenty-seventh streets, curb and fill Approved 338 

De Koven street, from Jefferson to Halsted streets, enr^, fill and pave Approved 173: 

Depuyster street, from Desplaines to Halsted street^, grade and pave Approved 220 

Desplaines street, from Hubbard to West Indiana street*, erarle and pave Approved 292 

Desplaines street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth streets, curb, fill and pave Approved 220 

Division street, from North branch canal to North branch Chicago river, grade and pave. Approved 320 

Division street, from North Clark to Sedgwick streets curb, fill and pave Approved 321 

Eighteenth street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street, curb, fill and pave Approved 359' 

Eighteenth street, from Blue Island avenue to Ashland avenve, curb, fill and pave Approved 234 



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Eighteenth street, from Blue Island avenue to Ashland avenue, curb, fill and pave — Approved 393 

Eighteenth street, from Halsttd street to Blue Island avenue, curb, fill and pave Approved 64 

Elston ave., from Milwaukee ave. to 933 ft. south of West Division st, curb, fill and pave. Approved 310 

Emma street, from Milwaukee avenue to Ashland avenue, cnrb, fill and pave Approved 310 

Evergreen'avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Leavitt street, curb, fill and pave Approved 312 

Evergreen avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Leavitt st., curb, grade and macadam... Approved 205 

Ewing Place, from Robey to Leavitt streets, curb, grade and macadam Approved 310 

Ewing Place, from Robey to Leavitt streets, curb, grade and macadam Approved 196 

Fifth avenue, from Randolph street to Chicago river, grade and pave Approved 220 

Flournoy street, from Ogden avenue to Leavitt street, curb, fill and pave Approved 322 

Forquer street, from Halsted street to Blue Island avenue, curb, grade and pave Approved 576 

Forquer street, from Halsted to Canal streets, curb, fill and pave Approved 196, 

Fowler street, from Evergreen avenue to Leavitt street, curb, grade and macadam Approved 196 

Fowler street, from Evergreen avenue to Leavitt street, curb, grade and macadam Approved 310 

Franklin street, from Ontario street to Chicago avenue, curb, grade and pave Approved 321 

Fullerton ave., from Southport ave. to N. Branch of Chicago river, curb, fill and grade. Approved 339 

Gano street, from Prairie avenue to South Park avenue, curb, grade and macadam Approved 328 

Goethe street, from North Wells street to Lake Shore Drive, curb, grade and pave — Approved 275 

Grant Place, from North Clark to Larrabee streets, curb, grade and pave Approved 321 

Green street, from West Indiana street to West Chicago avenue, curb, fill and pave Approved 220 

Green street, from West Lake to Fulton streets, grade and pave Approved 328 

Halsted street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth streets, grade and pave Approved 189 

Halsted street, from West Twelfth to West Sixteenth streets, grade and pave Approved 220 

Halsted street, from North Branch of Chicago River to Division street, grade and pave. Approved 292 

Harrison street, from Hoyne avenue to Rockwell street, curb, fill and macadam Approved 292 

Harrison street, from Ogden avenue to Hoyne avenue, curb, fill and macadam Approved 260 

Hobbie street, from Crosby to Larrabee streets, curb and fill Approved 339 

Hoyne avenue, from Bryson street to North avenue, curb, grade and macadam Approved 205 

Hoyne avenue, from Bryson street to North avenue, curb, fill and pave Approved 321 

Hubbard street, from May street to Ashland avenue, curb, grade and pave Approved 311 

Hurlbut street, from North avenue to Fullerton avenue, curb, fill and grade Approved 321 

Huron street, from Milwaukee avenue to Ashland avenue, curb, grade and pave Approved 320 

Illinois street, from North Franklin to North Clark streets, curb, fill, grade and pave. .Approved 292 

Illinois street, from North Clark to St. Clair streets, curb, fill, grade and pave Approved 246 

Jackson street, from State street to Michigan avenue, grade and pave Approved 228 

Jackson street, from Halsted street to Hoyne avenue, macadame Approved 275 

Johnson street, from West Twelfth to West Fourteenth streets, curb and pave Approved 247 

Kelley street, from Archer avenue to Lyman street, filling over the sewers Approved 312 

Kingsbury street, from Kinzie to Erie street, curb, fill and pave Approved 292 

Kinzie street, from North Clark to Rush street, grade and pave Approved 260 

Laflin street, from West Madison to West Harrison street, curb, fill, grade and pave. . .Approved 173 

Lake street, from Ashland avenue to Western avenue, grade and pave Appioved 65 

La Salle avenue, from North Water street to Chicago avenue, grade and pave Approved 275 

Leavitt street, from West Harrison to Ogden avenue, curb, grade and pave Approved 275 

Leavitt street, from Lake to West Harrison street, curb, fill, grade and pave Approved 275 

Leavitt street, from Ogden avenue to West Twelfth street, curb, fill and pave Approved 310 

Le Moyne street, from Robey to Leavitt street, curb, fill and pave Approved 310 

Le Moyne street, from Robey to Leavitt street, curb, grade and macadamize Approved 220 

Liberty street, from Canal to Jefferson street, curb, fill and pave Approved 292 

Macalister Place, frcm Centre avenue to Loomis avenue, grade and pave Approved 420 

Madison street, from Ashland avenue to Western avenue, grade and pave Approved 2^8 

Main street, from Thirty-first st. to South Branch of Chicago river, curb, fill and pave. .Approved 292 

Marble Place, from State to Dearborn street, grade and pave Approved 321 

Marble Place, from Clark to Dearborn street, grade and pave .Approved 292 

Mather street, from Desplaines to Halsted street, curb and fill Filed 281 

Mather street, from Desplaines to Halsted, curb and fill St. and A. W. D. 2^0 

Maxwell street, from Halsted st. to Blue Island avenue, curb, fill and pave Approved 327 

May street, from Fulton street to West Chicago avenue, curb, fill, grade and pave Approved 

May street, from West Madison to West Twelfth street, curb fill and pave Approved 220 

Milwaukee avenue, from Union street to West Chicago avenue, grade and pave Approved 234 

Milwaukee avenue, from West Chicago av. to West Division street, grade and pave. . . .Approved 247 

Morgan street, from West Twelfth to West Fourteenth street, curb, fill and pave Approved 56 

Nineteenth st., from Ashland avenue to Hoyne avenue, grade and macadamize Approved 321 

North av., from Milwaukee av. to North Branch Chicago River, curb, fill and pave Approved 228 

Oak street, from North Clark to North Wells street, curb, grade and pave .Approved 197 

Oak street, from Dearborn avenue to Lake Shore Drive, curb, grade and pave Approved 311 

Oak street, from North Wells to Larrabee street, grade and pave , Approved 234 

Oak street, from Dearborn avenue to Lake Shore Drive, curb, grade and pave Approved 282 

Ogden avenue, from West Madison to West Twelfth street, curb, fill, grade and pave. .Approved 247 

Ogden avenue, from West Madison to West Randolph street, curb, grade and pave Approved 359 

Ontario street, from North Clark to Market street, curb, grade and pave Approved 322 

Pacific avenue, from Jackson to VanBuren street, curb, grade and pave : Approved 196 

Park street, from Evergreen avenue to Robey street, curb, fill and pave Approved 310 

Park street, from Evergreen avenue to Robey street, curb, grade and macadamize Approved 205 

Peck court, from State street to Michigan avenue, curb, grade and macadamize Approved 65 

Peoria street, from West Indiana street to Milwaukee avenue, curb, fill and pave Approved 205 

Quincy street, from State to Dearborn street, curb, grade and pave Approved 228 

Ray avenue, from Prairie avenue to SOuth Park avenue, curb, grade and macadamize.. Approved 205 

Rhodes av., from University Place to its nor. terminus, curb, grade and macadam Approved 311 

Ritchie Place, from Goethe to Bank street, curb, fill and grade Approved 328 

Robey street, from Bryson street to North avenue, curb, fill and pave Approved 311 



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1 AUCi. 

Robey street, from Bryson street to North avenue, curb, grade and macadamize Approved 205 

Robey street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth street, curb, fill and macadamize. .Approved 338 

Schiller street, from North Clark to North Wells street, curb, grade and pave Approved 311 

Schiller st., from North State street to Lake Shore Drive, curb, fill and grade Approved 339 

Scott street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive, curb, fill and grade Approved 3il 

Sheldon street, from West Randolph to West Lake street, curb, grade and pave Approved 228 

Sholto street, from West Polk to West Taylor street, curb Approved 275 

Shollo street, from West Harrison to West Polk street, curb, grade and pave Approved 275 

Spruce street, from Loomis to Laflin street, curb, fill and macadamize Approved 292 

South Water street, from Clark to State street, grade and pave Approved 197 

State street, from Chicago avenue to Division street, curb, grade and pave Approved 292 

Stone street, from Division to Bank street, curb, fill and grade Approved 327 

Superior street, from Pine street to its eastern terminus, curb, fill, grade and pave Approved 312 

Thirty-first st., from Halsted street to Pitney court, curb, fill and pave Approved 228 

Thirty-fourth street, from Halsted to Auburn street, curb, fill and pave Approved 275 

Thirty-second St., from South Park av. to Cottage Grove av., curb, grade and macad.. .Approved 310 

Thirty-seventh street, from State to Halsted street, curb, fill and pave Approved 312 

Throop street, from West Madison to West Harrison st., curb, grade and pave Approved 196 

Twelfth street, from Canal street to Blue Island avenue, grade and pave Approved 220 

Twentieth street, from Wabash to Calumet avenue, grade and macadamize Approved. 275 

Twenty-first street, from State street to Archer avenue, curbing, fill aDd macadamize. .Approved 197 

Twenty-first street, from Blue Island ave. to Western ave., curb, fill and pave Approved 328 

Twenty-ninth street, from State street to Cottage Grove avenue, grade and pave Approved 320 

Twenty-ninth street, from State street to Wentworth avenue, curb, fill and pave Approved 321 

Twenty-second street, from Brown street to Ashland ave., curb, fill, grade and pave. . .Approved 260 

Twenty-second st., from Wentworth av. to S. Branch Chicago River, grade and pave. .Approved 322 

Twenty-second street, from State street to Wentworth avenue, grade and pave Approved 322 

Twenty-third street, from Indiana avenue to South Park ave., curb grade and pave Approved 220 

Union street, from West Twelfth to Meagher street, curb, fill and pave Approved 292 

Van Buren street, from Halsted street to Loomis, grade and pave .Approved <02 

Van Buren street, from Paulina street to Western avenue, curb, fill, grade and pave. . .Approved 275 

Wabash avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seven street, curb, grade and pave Approved 322 

Wabash avenue, from Madison to Jackson streets, grade and pave Approved 229 

Walnut street, from Ashland to Western avenues, grade and pave Approved 321 

Walton Place, from Dearborn avenue to Pine street, curb, grade and pave Approved 338 

Warren avenue, from Ogden avenue to Leavitt street, curb, grade and pave Approved 246 

Webster avenue, from North Park avenue to Halsted street, curb, grade and fill Approved 310 

Wendell street, from North Wells to Sedgwick streets, curb and fill Approved 321 

Western avenue, from West Lake to West Van Buren ets., curb, fill, grade and pave. . . Approved 246 

Will street, from Milwaukee avenue to Augusta street, curb, fill and pave Approved 576 

Willard Place, from W. Washington to W, Randolph streets, curb, grade and pave Approved 205 

Wisconsin street, from North Clark to Sedgwick streets, curb and grade Approved 39 



WATER SERVICE PIPES. 

Ashland avenue, from W^est Twelfth to West Twenty-second streets Approved 247 

Ashland avenue, from North avenue to West Clybouru Place Approved 234 

Augusta street, from Milwaukee avenue to Wood street Approved 311 

Avon Place, from Hoyne to Western avenues Approved 260 

Bank street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive Approved 323 

Bellevue Ptace, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive Approved 260 

Blue Island avenue, from West Harrison to Sixteenth streets * . .Approved 247 

Brown street, from Twelfth to Maxwell streets Approved 260 

Brown street, from West Taylor to West Twelfth streets Approved 124 

Bunker street, from Canal to Halsted streets Approved 339 

Butterfield street, from Sixteenth to Twenty-second streets Approved 274 

Cedar street, from Rush street to the Lake Shore Drive Approved 322 

Chestnut street, from La Salle street to its western terminus Approved 260 

Clark street, from Jackson to Polk streets Approved 322 

Clinton street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth streets Approved 162 

Clybourn Place, from North Branch Chicago River to Ashland avenue Approved 234 

Congress street, from Lincoln street to Hoyne avenue Approved 247 

Congress street, from Centre ave. to Loomis street Approved 274 

Cornelia street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avenues Approved 311 

Dearborn street, from Thirty -third street to Egan avenue Approved 311 

Dearborn street, from Twenty-second to Twenty-seventh streets Approved 323 

Desplaines street, from West Harrison to Twelfth streets Approved 228 

Division street, from North Branch Chicago River to North Branch CanaL Approved 322 

Douglas avenue, from State to Halsted streets Approved 323 

Eighteenth street, from Halsted street to Blue Island avenue Approved 131 

Eighteenth street, from Blue Island to Ashland avenues Approved 310 

Eighteenth street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street Approved 339 

Elston avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to 933 feet south of West Division Approved 322 

Emma street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avennes Approved 311 

Evergreen avenue, from Robey to Leavitt streets Approved 101 

Ewing Place, from Robey to Leavitt streets Approved 71 



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Flournoy street, from Ogden avenue to Leavitt street Approved 311 

Fowler street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street Approved 71 

Franklin street, from Chicago avenue to Division street Approved 322 

Fullerton avenue, from Southport avenue to North Branch of Chicago River Approved 328 

Grant Place, from North Clark to Larrabee streets Approved 322 

Green street, from West Indiana street to West Chicago avenue Approved 234 

Harrison street, from Hoyne avenue to Rockwell street : Approved 274 

Harrison street, from Ogden to Hoyne avenues Approved 247 

Hobbie street, from Crosbie to Larrabee streets Approved 323 

Hoyne avenue, from Bryson street to North avenue Approved 71 

Huron street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avenues Approved 311 

Illinois street, from North Clark to Pine streets Approved 169 

Laflin street, from West Madison to West Harrison streets Approved 71 

Leavitt street, from West Lake to West Harrison streets Approved 275 

Leavitt street, from West Harrison street to Ogden avenue Approved 260 

Leavitt street, from Ogden avenue to West Twelfth street Approved 310 

Le Moyne street, from Robey to Leavitt streets Approved 71 

Liberty street, from Canal to Jefferson streets Approved 311 

Madison street, from Ashland to Western avenues Approved 234 

Main street, from Thirty-first street to South Branch Chicago River Approved 254 

Mather street, from Desplaines to Halsted streets Approved 197 

May street, from West Indiana street to West Chicago avenue Approved 124 

Milwaukee avenue, from Union street to West Chicago avenue Approved 247 

Milwaukee avenue, from West Chicago avenue to West Division street Approved 227 

Morgan street, from West Twelfth to West Fourteenth streets Approved 131 

North avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to North Branch Chicago River Approved 234 

Ogden avenue, from West Madison to West Twelfth streets Approved 189 

Park street, from Evergreen avenue to Robey street Approved 70 

Peoria street, from West Indiana street to Milwaukee avenue Approved 71 

Rhodes avenue, from University Place to it's northern terminus Approved 311 

Robey street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth streets Approued 247 

Robey street, from Bryson street to Evergreen avenue Approved 71 

Scott street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive Approved 274 

Sheldon street, from W. Randolph to W. Lake streets Approved 260 

Spruce street, from Loomis to Laflin streets Approved 260 

Superior street, from Pine street to its eastern terminus Approved 274 

Thirty -first street, from Halsted street to Pitney Court Approved 322 

Thirty-fourth street, from Halsted to Auburn streets Approved 274 

Thirty-second street, from South Park to Cottage Grove avenue Approved 311 

Thirty-seventh street, from State to Halsted streets Approved 322 

Throop street, from West Madison to W. Harrison streets Approved 162 

Twenty-first street, from State street to Archer avenue Approved 220 

Twenty-first street, from Blue Island to Western avenues Approved 323 

Twenty-second street, from Brown street to Ashland avenue Approved 247 

Twenty-second street, from State street to South Branch Chicago River Approved 323 

Union street, from West Kinzie to West Erie street Approved 227 

Union street, from West Twelfth to Meagher streets Approved 227 

Van Buren street, from Halsted to Loomis streets Approved 228 

Van Buren street, from Paulina street to Western avenue Approved 234 

Vernon avenue, fromThirtieth to Thirty -first streets Approved 611 

Wabash avenue, from Jackson to Harrison streets Approved 322 

Walnut street, from Ashland to Western avenues Approved 323 

Walton Place, from Dearborn avenue to Pine street Approved 323 

Webster avenue, from North Clark to Halsted streets Approved 322 

Wen lell street, from Sedgwick to North Wells streets Approved 311 

Wentworth avenue, from Eighteenth to Twenty-second streets Approved 71 

Wentworth avenue, from Thirty-third street to Ogden avenue Approved 323 

Western avenue, from West Lake to West Van Buren streets Approved 227 



GAS INSPECTOR. 

Communication, relative time table for lighting and extinguishing street lamps Filed 343 

Communication, submitting quarterly report ending June 30, 1883 Filed 66 

Communication, submitting report for the year 1883 Filed 357 



INSPECTORS OF THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

Reporter quarter ending June 30, 1883 Filed 104 

Report for the year ending December 31, 1883 Com. on Bridewell 356 



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Robey street, from Bryson street to North avenue, curb, grade and macadamize Approved 205 

Robey street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth street, curb, fill and macadamize. .Approved 338 

Schiller street, from North Clark to North Wells street, curb, grade and pave Approved 311 

Schiller St., from North State street to Lake Shore Drive, curb, fill and grade Approved 339 

Scott street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive, curb, fill and grade Approved 381 

Sheldon street, from West Randolph to West Lake street, curb, grade and pave Approved 228 

Sholto street, from West Polk to West Taylor street, curb Approved 275 

Sholto street, from Wesl Harrison to West Polk street, curb, grade and pave Approved 275 

Spruce street, from Loomis to Laflin street, curb, fill and macadamize Approved 292 

South Water street, from Clark to State street, grade and pave Approved 197 

State street, from Chicago avenue to Division street, curb, grade and pave Approved 292 

Stone street, from Division to Bank street, curb, fill and grade Approved 327 

Superior street, from Pine street to its eastern terminus, curb, fill, grade and pave Approved 312 

Thirty-first st,, from Halsted street to Pitney court, curb, fill and pave Approved 228 

Thirty-fourth street, from Halsted to Auburn street, curb, fill and pave Approved 275 

Thirty-second St., from South Park av. to Cottage Grove av., curb, grade and macad. . .Approved 310 

Thirty-seventh street, from State to Halsted street, curb, fill and pave Approved 312 

Throop street, from West Madison to West Harrison st., curb, grade and pave Approved 196 

Twelfth street, from Canal street to Blue Island avenue, grade and pave Approved 220 

Twentieth street, from Wabash to Calumet avenue, grade and macadamize Approved 275 

Twenty-first street, from State street to Archer avenue, curbing, fill and macadamize. .Approved 197 

Twenty-first street, from Blue Island ave. to Western ave., curb, fill and pave Approved 328 

Twenty-ninth street, from State street to Cottage Grove avenue, grade and pave Approved 320 

Twenty-ninth street, from State street to Wentworth avenue, curb, fill and pave Approved 321 

Twenty-second street, from Brown street to Ashland ave., curb, fill, grade and pave. . .Approved 260 

Twenty-second st., from Wentworth av. to S. Branch Chicago River, grade and pave. .Approved 322 

Twenty-second street, from State street to Wentworth avenue, grade and pave Approved 322 

Twenty-third street, from Indiana avenue to South Park ave., curb grade and pave Approved 220 

Union street, from West Twelfth to Meagher street, curb, fill and pave Approved 292 

Van Buren street, from Halsted street to Loomis, grade and pave .Approved <02 

Van Buren street, from Paulina street to Western avenue, curb, fill, grade and pave. . .Approved 275 

Wabash avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seven street, curb, grade and pave Approved 322 

Wabash avenue, from Madison to Jackson streets, grade and pave Approved 229 

Walnut street, from Ashland to Western avenues, grade and pave Approved 321 

Walton Place, from Dearborn avenue to Pine street, curb, grade and pave Approved 338 

Warren avenue, from Ogden avenue to Leavitt street, curb, grade and pave Approved 246 

Webster avenue, from North Park avenue to Halsted street, curb, grade and fill Approved 310 

Wendell street, from North Wells to Sedgwick streets, curb and fill Approved 321 

Western avenue, from West Lake to West Van Buren ets., curb, fill, grade and pave. . . Approved 246 

Will street, from Milwaukee avenue to Augusta street, curb, fill and pave Approved 576 

Willard Place, from W. Washington to W; Randolph streets, curb, grade and pave Approved 205 

Wisconsin street, from North Clark to Sedgwick streets, curb and grade Approved 39 



WATER SERVICE PIPES. 

Ashland avenue, from West Twelfth to West Twenty-second streets Approved 247 

Ashland avenue, from North avenue to West Clybouru Place Approved 234 

Augusta street, from Milwaukee avenue to Wood street Approved 311 

Avon Place, from Hoyne to Western avenues Approved 260 

Bank street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive Approved 323 

Belle vue Ptace, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive Approved 260 

Blue Island avenue, from West Harrison to Sixteenth streets » . . Approved 247 

Brown street, from Twelfth to Maxwell streets Approved 260 

Brown street, from West Taylor to West Twelfth streets Approved 124 

Bunker street, from Canal to Halsted streets Approved 339 

Butterfield street, from Sixteenth to Twenty-second streets Approved 274 

Cedar street, from Rush street to the Lake Shore Drive Approved 322 

Chestnut street, from La Salle street to its western terminus Approved 260 

Clark street, from Jackson to Polk streets Approved 322 

Clinton street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth streets Approved 162 

Clybourn Place, from North Branch Chicago River to Ashland avenue Approved 234 

Congress street, from Lincoln street to Hoyne avenue Approved 247 

Congress street, from Centre ave. to Loomis street Approved 274 

Cornelia street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avenues Approved 311 

Dearborn street, from Thirty-third street to Egan avenue Approved 311 

Dearborn street, from Twenty-second to Twentv-seventh streets Approved 323 

Desplaines street, from West Harrison to Twelfth streets Approved 228 

Division street, from North Branch Chicago River to North Branch CanaL Approved 322 

Douglas avenue, from State to Halsted streets Approved 323 

Eighteenth street, from Halsted street to Blue Island avenue Approved 131 

Eighteenth street, from Blue Island to Ashland avenues Approved 310 

Eighteenth street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street Approved 339 

Els ton avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to 933 feet south of West Division Approved 322 

Emma street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avennes Approved 311 

Evergreen avenue, from Robey to Leavitt streets Approved 101 

E wing Place, from Robey to Leavitt streets Approved 71 



INDEX. LXIX 

PAGE. 

Flournoy street, from Ogden avenue to Leavitt street Approved 311 

Fowler street, from Hoyue avenue to Leavitt street Approved 71 

Franklin street, from Chicago avenue to Division street Approved 322 

Fullerton avenue, from Southport avenue to North Branch of Chicago River Approved 328 

Grant Place, from North Clark to Larrabee streets Approved 322 

Green street, from West Indiana street to West Chicago avenue Approved 234 

Harrison street, from Hoyne avenue to Rockwell street Approved 274 

Harrison street, from Ogden to Hoyne avenues Approved 247 

Hobbie street, from Crosbie to Larrabee streets Approved 323 

Hoyne avenue, from Bryson street to North avenue Approved 71 

Huron street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avenues Approved 311 

Illinois street, from North Clark to Pine streets Approved 169 

Laflin street, from West Madison to West Harrison streets Approved 71 

Leavitt street, from West Lake to West Harrison streets Approved 275 

Leavitt street, from West Harrison street to Ogden avenue Approved 260 

Leavitt street, from Ogden avenue to West Twelfth street Approved 310 

Le Moyne street, from Robey to Leavitt streets Approved 71 

Liberty street, from Canal to Jefferson streets Approved 311 

Madison street, from Ashland to Western avenues Approved 234 

Main street, from Thirty-first street to South Branch Chicago River Approved 254 

Mather street, from Desplaines to Halsted streets Approved 197 

May street, from West Indiana street to West Chicago avenue Approved 124 

Milwaukee avenue, from Union street to West Chicago avenue Approved 247 

Milwaukee avenue, from West Chicago avenue to West Division street Approved 227 

Morgan street, from West Twelfth to West Fourteenth streets Approved 131 

North avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to North Branch Chicago River Approved 234 

Ogden avenue, from West Madison to West Twelfth streets Approved 189 

Park street, from Evergreen avenue to Robey street Approved 70 

Peoria street, from West Indiana street to Milwaukee avenue Approved 71 

Rhodes avenue, from University Place to its northern terminus Approved 311 

Robey street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth streets Approued 247 

Robey street, from Bryson street to Evergreen avenue Approved 71 

Scott street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive Approved 274 

Sheldon street, from W. Randolph to W. Lake streets Approved 260 

Spruce street, from Loomis to Laflin streets Approved 260 

Superior street, from Pine street to its eastern terminus Approved 274 

Thirty -first street, from Halsted street to Pitney Court Approved 322 

Thirty-fourth street, from Halsted to Auburn streets Approved 274 

Thirty-second street, from South Park to Cottage Grove avenue Approved 311 

Thirty-seventh street, from State to Halsted streets Approved 322 

Throop street, from West Madison to W. Harrison streets Approved 162 

Twenty-first street, from State street to Archer avenue Approved 220 

Twenty-first street, from Blue Island to Western avenues Approved 323 

Twenty-second street, from Brown street to Ashland avenue Approved 247 

Twenty-second street, from State street to South Branch Chicago River Approved 323 

Union street, from West Kinzie to West Erie street Approved 227 

Union street, from West Twelfth to Meagher streets Approved 227 

Van Buren street, from Halsted to Loomis streets Approved 228 

Tan Buren street, from Paulina street to Western avenue Approved 234 

Vernon avenue, fromThirtieth to Thirty -first streets Approved 611 

Wabash avenue, from Jackson to Harrison streets Approved 322 

Walnut street, from Ashland to Western avenues Approved 323 

Walton Place, from Dearborn avenue to Pine street Approved 323 

Webster avenue, from North Clark to Halsted streets Approved 322 

Wen iell street, from Sedgwick to North Wells streets Approved 311 

Wentworth avenue, from Eighteenth to Twenty-second streets Approved 71 

Wentworth avenue, from Thirty-third street to Ogden avenue Approved 323 

Western avenue, from West Lake to West Van Buren streets Approved 227 



GAS INSPECTOR. 

Communication, relative time table for lighting and extinguishing street lamps Filed 343 

Communication, submitting quarterly report ending June 30, 1883 Filed 66 

Communication, submitting report for the year 1883 Filed 357 



INSPECTORS OF THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

Report'for quarter ending June 30, 1883 Filed 104 

Report for the year ending December 31, 1883 Com. on Bridewell 356 



LXX 



INDEX. 



INVITATIONS. 



Butchers' Benevolent Association, to attend ball Accepted 234 

Emmett anniversary entertainment, to attend Accepted 435 

Firemen's Benevolent Association, to attend annual ball Accepted 168 

Irish American Societies, to view procession Accepted 460 

Musicians Protective Union, to attend concert Accepted 387 

Police force, to attend inspection of Accepted 168 

Reception to Most Rev. Dr. Feehan, invitation to attend Accepted 399 

Reception to Hon. John E. Redmond, invitation to attend Accepted 366 

Smoke consumers, to attend trial, etc Accepted 230 

Smoke consumers, to attend trial, etc Accepted 205 

Smoke consumers, to attend trial, etc Accepted 171 

South Branch Pumping Works, invitation to inspect Accepted 69 

St. Mary's Training School, to attend dedication of Accepted 37' 

Whittier Post No. 7, G. A. R., to attend ceremonies on decoration day Accepted 12 

Whittier Post No. 7, G. A. R., to attend picnic Accepted 47 



MAYOR. 



Communication, concerning appointment of standing committees 5 

Communication, relating to ordinance amending Section 1852 of Municipal Code 51 

Communication relating to appointment of School Inspectors 55 

Communication, submitting appointment of Sealer of Weights and Measures 56 

Communication, relating to death of Hon. Thos. Hoyne 95 

Communication, relating to bankers, brokers, etc. and their licenses Licenses 96 

Communication, relating to Street railways in the City of Chicago 113 

Communication, concerning the leasing of Atwood Place Farm 117 

Communication, concerning advertising on patrol boxes Ref. to Mayor and Chief of Police 151 

Communication and resolution ref ering to standard time 217 

Communication, submitting, from the Exposition Company, relative annual rent 217 

Communication, relative proposals for printing City ordinances, ete Printing 320 

Communication, relative sale of part of Lake Front 333 

Communication, concerning the State Industrial Exposition Company 356 

Communication, appointing Martin R. M. Wallace Prosecuting Attorney : Con. in 363 

Communication, relating to Saloons and their licenses Licenses 417 

Communication, concerning sale of Lake Front property 420 

Communication, appointing Frederic S. Winston Corporation Council 511 

Communication, concerning permits to sell beer and wine at single entertainments Law Dept. 583 

Message, vetoing ordinance amending section 1852 of Municipal Code 41 

Message, vetoing order concerning improvements on Illinois street bet. Clark and Pine streets. . 187 

Message, vetoing ordinance creating half holiday, etc'., for City mechanics 217 

Message, Tetoing ordinance concerning tha C. & E. R. R. Co. and the C. & L. S. R. R. Co 283 

Message, vetoing ordinance granting right of way to C. & E. R. R. Co. and laying tracks, etc 303 

Message, vetoing order directing Department P. W. to grant permit paving North avenue by 

private contract 308 

Message, vetoing ordinance concerning C. B. & Q. R. R. laying tracks on Crawford avenue, etc. 319 

Message, vetoing ordinance concerning Union Iron and Steel Co. laying tracks, etc 353 

Message, vetoing order, purchasing School site southwest corner Cass and Illinois streets 363 

Message, vetoing ordinance concerning C. B. & Q. R. R. Co. laying tracks on Crawford avenue 

and Brown street 364 

Message, vetoing certain items in the appropriation bill 515 

Message, vetoing ordinance concerning contract with Peoples' Gas Light and Coke Co 527 

Message, vetoing ordinance concerning the erection of Kiosques 542 



Pardons from the House of Correction 6, 11, 17, 27, 37, 47, 56, 59, 63, 69, 95, 113, 143, 147, 151, 159, 167, 173. 
187, 195, 211, 217, 233, 245, 259, 283, 308, 320, 334, 343, 355. 365, 369, 399, 411, 420, 431, 453, 471, 533, 
541, 559, 567. 



MEMORIALS. 

South Park Commissioners, submitting Memorial asking for an appropriation Finance 408 



INDEX. 



LXXI 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

PAGE. 

Atkinson, Chas. Communication from, concerning trap-gate for bridges H. and B. 192 

Ayers, Enos, communication from, offering certain lots for school sites Schools 328 

Barber, L., communication from, concerning special assessment for paving Bryant st Finance 174 

Board of County Commissioners, asking that water may be furnished free to Cook County 

Hospital F. and W. 360 

Centre avenue viaduct, communication from property holders concerning damages for approach 

to S. and A. W. D. 544 

Chicago Gas Light and Coke Co., submitting proposition, modifying its proposition 576 

C. & N. W. E. R. Co., communication from, concerning viaduct at Chicago av. and Halsted st... . 196 

Citizens Association, concerning the overflow of Desplaines river, etc Dept. P. W. 422 

Fowler Bros., communication concerning the operation of their smoke consumers. .H. & Co. Bel. 164 

Kellogg, Johnson & Bliss, concerning material furnished during riots of 1877 Finance, 534 

Lincoln Bark Commissioners, in relation to grade on Belden avenue St. and A. N. D. 265 

McQuaid, Ed., concerning bridge protection gates H. and B. 156 

Purrington, Kimbell & Tully K. R. Co., concerning permission to lay tracks R. R. 318 

Seeberger, E. F., in answer to demand of City for rent Filed 47 

Union Iron & Steel Co., submitting resolution passed by a mass meeting 342 

Wheeler, Morris, concerning protection gate for draw bridges H. and B. 164 



OFFICIAL BONDS. 

Carter H. Harrison, Mayor Bond Approved 1 

John M. Dunphy, Treasurer Bond Approved 1 

John C. Neumeister, City Clerk. Bond Approved 2 

Julius S. Grinnell, City Attorney Bond Approved 6 

T. T. Gurney, Comptroller Bond Approved 17 

Oscar De Wolf, Commissioner of Health , .Bond Approved 27 

DeWitt C. Cregier, Commissioner of Public Works Bond Approved 17 

Austin J. Doyle, Superintendent of Police Bond Approved 17 

D. J. Sweenie, Chief of Fire Department Bond Approved 17 

Fugene Praeger, Oil Inspector Filed 57 

Chas E. Felton, Superintendent House of Correction Bond Approved 356 

Philip Reidy, Sealer of Weights and Measures Bond Approved 59 

Pat Tierney, Inspectors of Boilers Bond Approved 59 

W. J. Onahan, City Collector Bond Approved 59 

S. D. Baldwin, Inspector of Gas Bond Approved 59 

Alexander Kirkland, Commissioner of Buildings Bond Approved 59 

R. Sheridan, Police Court Clerk West Twelfth street Station Bond Approved 234 

W. C. Clingen, Police Court Clerk East Harrison street Station. . . , Bond Approved 246 

M. A. La Bug, Police Court Clerk Desplaines street Station Bond Approved 260 

John Kelley, Bailiff, Desplaines street Station 

Chas Hefter, Bailiff West Twelfth street Station Bond Approved 246 

Henry Schroder, Superintendent West Randolph street Market. Bond Approved 260 

Chris Meyer, Police Court Clerk, East Chicago avenue Station Bond Approved 346 

Martin R. M. Wallace, Prosecuting Attorney, for City Bond Approved 369 

Frederick S. Winston, Corporation Counsel Bond Approved 533 



LXXII 



INDEX, 



ORDERS. 



Armory Lot, selling same 

Artesian wells, concerning overflow of water 

Atwood Place farm, lease to C. Sullivan 

Bean, E. S , refunding for city taxes 

Blainey, Margaret, payment of $350.00 for all claims 

Base ball grounds, preventing lease to circusses, etc 

Bridge over alley in block 15, Johnson & Lees' addition 

Bridge over the river at Dearborn St., concerning costs 

Bridge gates, in relation to 

Bridge gates, etc., concerning 

Bridge guards, relating to 

Bridge guards, and enforcement of certain ordinances 

Bridge over Illinois and Michigan canal, concerning 

Bridge of III. C. R. R., concerning nse of by the city 

Bridge at Laurel street, concerning 

Bridge at Market street, concerning cost of 

Bridge over North Branch canal at Oak street and Carpenter street, 

concerning cost of 

Bridge over North Branch canal at Oak street and Carpenter street 

concerning cost of 

Bridge at Rush street, concerning construction 

Bridge at Taylor st., concerning, also the condemnation of land, etc 

Bridge at Taylor st., concerning the estimated cost of 

Bridges, renting of for advertising purposes 

Bridges, concerning safeguards for approaches. 

Bryan, Mrs. Mary, compensation 

Buildings, concerning height of, etc 

Change of name of River street to Wabash avenue 

C. B. & Q. R. R. Co., concerning tracks on Crawford avenue 

C. B. & Q. R. R. Co., concerning the removal of tracks on Crawford av. 
C. B. & Q,. R. R. Co., concerning laying tracks through sees. 14, 23, 13, 
C. & E. or Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R. Co., concerning tracks on 

Hooker street 

C. R. & P. R. R. Co., concerning fence for protection of life, etc. 

C. W. D. Rwy. Co., to sprinkle West Lake street 

C. W. D. Rwy. Co., concerning on Twelfth street between Canal and 

Jefferson streets 

Chief of Police, to prevent the use of North Wells street as a huck 

ster market 

City property at the end of Oak st., concerning sale of 

Club rooms, concerning liquor liaenses 

Club rooms, concerning liquor licenses 

Committee, Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms, relating to their duties 

Com. of P. W., to let all contracts for street improvements, etc 

Com. of P. W., to adopt plan for better finding of city offices 

Com. of P. W., to advertise for contracts for the improvement of 

certain streets 

Com. of P. W., to enforce Section 1593 of Municipal Code 

Comptroller, concerning his monthly reports, etc 

Comptroller, concerning money paid by West Randolph street 

Superintendent of Market 

Oonro3 r , Martin, refunding city tax paid twice 

Consumers Gas, Fuel and Light Co., concerning laying pipes, etc. . . 

Costs on special assessments ordered annulled, concerning 

Council, providing for select committee to draw new rules 

Council proceedings, concerning the printing of 

Crowe, Michael, reimbursing for taxes paid twice 

Drains on Aiichigan avenue from Jackson to Lake Park Place 

Drains on Wentworth ave. from Eighteenth to Twenty-second sts. . 

Dog ordinance, concerning enforcement 

Dumping of refuse, stopping in the North Division 

Election notices in the Ninth Ward for Alderman, concerning 

Engine House No. 24, concerning party wall 

Engine House near Exposition Building, comptroller to advertise 

for lot 

Ernst, Louis, compensation for injuries 

Exposition Building, concerning 

Fence at intersection of Hamlin avenue and C. & N. W. R. R., 

removal of '. 

Fire works, permitting sale of 

Fire lot on Dearborn street, concerning 

First Ward, certain streets to be paved with granite block 



Presented. 


J Reported. 


Referred. 


| Passed. 


Lost. 


Reconsidered. 


Recommitted. 


01 


556 


ol 










4oD 




435 


551 










91 




10!] 




117 




KAQ 
04C 






548 








54S 






549 








1 9 
10 


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13 








Q 

c 




c 


24 








140 


/ill 


1 Aa 
14o 










402 






40-4 








124 




124 










125 






125 








164 






164 








301 


o»o 


oOl 




477 






152 




152 










150 






150 








230 






230 








A1Q 

41o 






413 








390 






390 








1 QO 






192 








AOO 






422 








241 














243 






243 








547 






547 








422 




422 










580 




580 










165 


180 


165 










172 


180 


172 




208 






149 




149 


207 








150 






150 








413 




413 










9 






9 








14 


183 


14 










... 
185 






185 








274 


392 


274 










61 






61 








63 




63 










156 




156 










533 






533 








157 






157 








432 






432 








230 






230 








175 




175 










237 






237 








242 






242 








250 




250 










40 




40 










67 






67 








318 






318 








31 






31 








56 






56 








64 






64 








436 




436 


477 








459 


551 


459 










536 






536 








423 


550 


423 


550 








348 


395 


348 










561 




561 










71 


556 


71 










23 




23 










40 




40 










176 






176 










182 













INDEX. 



LXXIII 



ORDERS— ( Continued.) 



Flagman at Ashland ave. and tracks of C. M. & St. L. R. R 

Flagman at corner Elizabeth and Kinzie streets 

Flagman on Elizabeth street at the P. C. and St. L. and C. M. & St. 

P. R. R. Crossings 

Flagman on Grove and Stewart avenues 

Flagman at the crossing of Lincoln street during night time 

Flagman at May street crossings 

Flagman to be placed at crossings by P. C. & St. P. R. R. Co 

Fourteenth Ward, concerning changing nature of proposed improve- 
ments in 

Gas, concerning measurement of, for the city 

Gas Companies, concerning their rights to opmi streets 

Gas Companies, preventing them from use of tunnels, etc 

Gas lamps, cleaning of in the city 

Gas lamps, cleaning of in the city 

Gas mains on West North avenue 

Gas mains on Washington Boulevard 

Gas on North Paulina street 

Gas on Wesson street 

Gates at R. R. street crossings 

Greenebaum & Sons, concerning city taxes paid in error 

Health Department, concerning unexpended balances 

Health Department, relating to expenditure of money for cleaning 

streets 

Hendricks, M. A., concerning electric battery 

Hitt, Robt., refunding city taxes paid twice 

House of Correction, concerning Superintendent of . . . , 

Huckster Market, preventing North Wells street to be used as 

Illinois street Gas Company, regarding renewal of contract for 1884. 

Improving Ada street 

Improving Alley,bet. Adams and Monroe and Dearborn and Clark sts. 
Improving Alley, East of Ashland avenue between Park avenue and 

Washington Boulevard 

Improving Alley, in block 54 section 7, 39, 14, repealing order staying 

proceedings 

Improving Alley from Clinton to Jefferson streets 

Improving Alley from Dearborn to Clark, bet. Adams and Monroe. . . 
Improving Alley, from Dearborn to State street between Illinois and 

Indiana streets 

Improving Alley, between Dearborn and Butterfield streets and 

Twenty-ninth and Thirty -first streets 

Improving Alley, between Dearborn and State streets and Illinois 

and Indiana streets to stay proceedings 

Improving Alley, from Eighteenth to Twentieth street between Wa- 
bash and Michigan avenues to stay proceedings 

Improving Alley, between Elm and Division streets and Dearborn 

avenue and Clark street 

Improving Alley, in block 4 Fort Dearborn add., to stay proceedings 
Improving Alley, between Halsted and Green streets and Randolph 

and Washington streets • 

Improving Alley, between Harrison and Gurley streets and Miller 

and Morgan streets 

Improving Alley, Harrison Court to Sixteenth street and Wabash and 

Michigan-avenues, repealing 

Improving Alley, Harrison and Taylor streets between Clark street 

and Fourth avenue 

Improving Alley, Harrison and Taylor streets between Clark street 

and Fourth avenue 

Improving Alley, Madison to Washington streets between Wabash 

and Michigan avenues 

Improving Alley, in block 1 Magee and High's addition 

Improving Alley, Michigan and Indiana avenues and Twentieth to 

Twenty-second streets 

Improving Alley, of by Law Department 

Improving Alley, Park avenue and Lake street from Hoyne to Leavitt 

streets, to stay proceedings 

Improving Alley, Sacramento avenue and Whipple street 

Improving Alley in north half of block 15 of Sampson and Green's 

addition, by bridging 

Improving Alley, in block 37 in School Section addition 

Improving alley from Six&eenth to Seventeenth streets, between 

Wabash avenue and State street 



9 

30 
412 
202 
175 

2<>; 



214 
435 
60 
14 
14 
132 
422 
548 
14 



14 

179 
366 
124 
536 
175 
48 



459 



274 



402 



155 
390 



561 
400 
105 



229 
175 



40 
512 



164 
250 



545 



330 
281 



511 



185 



435 



422 
14 



124 
536 



48 



105 

229 
40 



175 
9 



412 
202 
. 175 



14 
14 
132 

548 



69 
17£ 



556 
175 



459 



274 



155 



561 
400 



175 

512 

339 
423 

164 

250 

545 



LXXIV 



INDEX. 



ORDERS— ( Continued. ) 



Improving alley from Sixteenth to Twentieth streets, between 

Wabash avenue and State street 

Improving alley from State to Dearborn avenue, between Michigan 

and Illinois streets, stay proceedings 

Improving alley from State to Wabash avenue and Van Buren to 

Eldridge Conrt 

Improving alley from State to Wabash avenue and Sixteenth to 

Twentieth streets 

Impioving alley from Twelfth to Fourteenth streets, between Mich- 
igan and Indiana avenues, repealing 

Improving alley from Twenty-seventh to Twenty-ninth streets and 

Wentworth avenue and La Salle street 

Improving alley from Twenty-seventh to Twenty -ninth streets and 

Wentworth avenue and La Salle street, stay proceedings 

Improving alley from Van Buren street to Eldridge Court and State 

to Wabash avenue, stay proceedings 

Improving alley from Van Buren street to Eldridge Court and State 

and Wabash avenue, stay proceedings 

Improving alley from Washington to Randolph and Dearborn to 

Clark streets 

Improving alley from Wentworth • avenue to La Salle street by 

private contract 

Improving alley from Wabash avenue to State and Eighteenth to 

Twentieth streets 

Improving alley from Jackson to Harrison, between Fourth avenue 

to Clark 

Improving alley from State and Third avenue and Jackson and Van 

Buren streets 

Improving alley from Van Buren to Harrison streets, between Clark 

street and Pacific avenue 

Improving alleys on Oak street, between Wells and Clark streets. . . 
Improving alleys from Water to Michigan avenue and Wabash 

avenue to River street 

Improving Archer avenue from Halsted to State streets, stay 

proceedings 

Improving Ashland avenue from Twelfth to Twenty-second sts 

Improving Ashland avenue from Twenty-second to Chicago river. . . 
Impioving Augusta street from Milwaukee ave. to Wood street. . . 

Improving Augusta street from Milwaukee ave. to Elston ave 

Improving Augusta street from Milwaukee avenue to Wood street, 

stay proceedings 

Improving Banks street from State street to Lake Shore Drive, stay 

proceedings 

Improving Bellevue Place, curb, grade and pave 

Improving Bissell street from Garfield to Webster avenues 

Improving Blue Island avenue from Harrison to Fifteenth," stay 

proceedings 

Improving Blue Island avenue from Harrison to Fifteenth streets, 

stay proceedings 

Improving Bryant avenue 

Improving Bryant avenue from Vincennes to Stanton avenues 

Improving Bryant avenue from Vincennes to Stanton avenues 

Improving Bunker street, between Canal and Halsted 

Improving Butterfield street from Sixteenth to Twenty-second sts. . 
Improving Butterfield street, from Sixteenth to Twenty-second sts. 
Improving Calhoun Place, from Clark to Dearborn streets, stay 

proceedings 

Improving Calumet avenue, from Twenty -ninth to Thirty-first sts. . 

Improving Canalport avenue, staying proceedings .. 

Improving Carpenter street, proceeding with confirmation of assess- 
ment 

Improving Cedar street, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive 

Improving Center ave., from Milwaukee ave. to Augusta street 

Improving Charles street, from Fifth avenue to Franklin street 

Improving Chestnut St., from La Salle st. to its western terminus. . 
Improving Chestnut st., from La Salle st. to its western terminus, 

stay proceedings 

Improving Clinton street, between Carroll avenue and Kinzie st 

Improving Clybonrn Place, from Clybourn ave. to the river 

Improving Clybourn Place, from North Ashland avenue to the river, 

stay proceedings 

Improving Clybourn Place, from Clybourn to Ashland avenues 



Presented. 


Reported. 


| Referred. 


0) 

to 
tti 

cS 
PU 


545 






545 
9 








72 
512 






72 
512 


265 






265 


243 






243 


365 






365 


407 






407 


554 






554 


73 




73 




164 






164 


545 






545 


126 


181 


126 


279 


126 


181 


126 


279 


126 
9 


181 


126 
9 


279 
90 


229 




229 




413 
72 
237 
250 
388 


184 


72 


413 

237 
250 
388 


402 






402 


402 
273 

J.O/S 




402 


273 
132 


401 






401 


AAC\ 

56 
148 
171 
301 
236 
278 


181 


56 
148 


440 

171 

301 
236 
278 


400 
126 
365 






400 
126 
365 


215 

274 






215 
274 


388 
214 
165 


278 
119 


214 
165 


388 
278 
179 


402 
22 
402 


414 


22 
402 


402 
414 


475 


555 




475 



INDEX. 



LXXV 



ORDERS— (Contin ucd.) 



Improving Congress street, from Halsted to Loomis streets 

Improving Congress street, from Centre avenue to Loomis street.. 

Improving Congress street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street. . 

Improving Cornelia st., from "Milwaukee to N. Ashland avenues... 

Improving Cornell st., from Milwaukee to Ashland avenues ... 

Improving Dearborn avenue, from Kinzie to Division streets 

Improving Dearborn avenue, from Kinzie to Chicago avenue 

Improving Dearborn Place, from Madison to Washington streets. . 

Improving Dearborn street, from Randolph to South Water sts 

Improving Dearborn street, from Sixteenth to Twenty-second sts. 
stay proceedings 

Improving Dearborn street, from Thirty-third to Thirty-ninth sts. 

Improving Dearborn st., from Twenty-second to Twenty-seventh sts 

Improving Dearborn street, from Bandolph to Madison streets 

Improving Dearborn street, from State to Clark streets , 

Improving Dearborn street, from Randolph to Madison streets. — 

Improving Dearborn street, from Sixteenth to Twenty-second sts. 

Improving De Koven street, from Jefferson to Halsted streets 

Improving Depuyster street, from Halsted to Desplaines sts 

Improving Depuyster street, staying proceedings 

Improving Desplaines street, from Hubbard to Indiana streets 

Improving Division street, from Sedgwick to Clark 

Improving Division street, between North Branch of Canal and 
North Branch of Chicago river, stay proceedings 

Improving Eighteenth st., from Ashland ave. to Wood street 

Improving Ellsworth st., extending through block 77 S. S. Addn. etc. 

Improving Elston avenue, from Division to tracks of C. & N. W. 
R. R., repealing ordinance for sidewalks 

Improving Emma street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avenues 

Improving Emma st„ directing Law Department to stay proceedings. 

Improving Emma street, repealing order staying proceedings 

Improving Erie street from Halsted street to Milwaukee avenue, 
reinstate assessment , 

Improving Erie street from Milwaukee avenue to Curtis street 

Improving Erie street from North Curtis street to North Centre av. 
stay proceedings 

Improving Ewing Place from Robey to Leavitt streets 

Improving Fifth avenue from Randolph to Mkdison streets 

Improving Flournoy street from Ogden avenue to Leavitt street.. . 

Improving Flournoy st. from Robey to Leavitt st., stay proceedings 

Improving Fourteenth street, staying proceedings 

Improving Fourteenth street from Blue Island to Ashland avenue, 
stay proceedings 

Improving Fourteenth street from Stewart to Blue Island avenue 

Improving Forquer street from Halsted street to Blue Island avenue 

Improving Fowler street from Evergreen avenue to Leavitt street 

Improving Francisco street to Madison, extending * 

Improving Franklin street , 

Improving Front street from Carpenter street to Elston avenue. . . 

Improving Fullerton avenue from Southport avenue to river 

Improving Fulton street from Robey street to Western avenue 

Improving Fulton street from Ashland avenue to Robey street, to 
proceed with assessment 

Improving Fulton street from Ashland avenue to Robey street, to 
stay proceedings 

Improving Gano street from Prairie avenue to South Park avenue. . 

Improving Goethe street from Wells st. to Lake Shore Drive 

Improving Granger street from Wells to Sedgewick streets 

Improving Halsted street from North Branch Chicago River to Di- 
vision street. 

Improving Halsted street from North Branch of Canal to North 
Branch of Chicago River, stay proceedings 

Improving Halsted from Hooker to North Branch of Chicago River, 
stay proceedings 

Improving Harrison street from State to Wabash avenue 

Improving Hermitage avenue from Harrison to 'Jackson streets re- 
peal ordinance ." " 

Improving Huron street from Milwaukee to Ashland avenue 

Improving Huron street from Ashland avenue to Noble street. ..... 

Improving Illinois street from Clark to Pine sts., by private contract 

Improving Illinois street from Clark to Pine street 

Improving Illinois street, amending ordinance passed Sept. 24, 1883. 



458 
267 
459 
71 

400 
394 

554 
251 
273 
535 
535 
580 
48 
125 
175 
340 
388 
301 

402 
301 
579 

561 
26? 
36? 
402 

67 
435 

435 
30 
580 



367 

389 
348 
422 
30 

230 
561 
267 
170 

250 

475 
413 
388 
349 

251 

402 

402 
580 

401 
267 
403 
71 
150 
203 



H 

183 



535 
535 
580 
48 
125 



561 



184 



30 
580 



30 



402 
580 



71 
150 



23? 
458 
267 
459 
281 

400 
394 

554 
251 
273 



175 
340 
388 
301 



301 
579 



267 
36? 
402 



435 
435 



266 
366 



348 
422 



230 
561 
26?' 
170 



475 
413 
388 
349 

251 

402 

6* 5 



401 
267 
403 
178 

203 



LXXVJ 



INDEX. 



ORDERS— ( Continued. ) 



Improving Illinois Btreet, from Franklin to Clark street 

Improving Illinois St., from Franklin to Clark sts., stay proceedings 

Improving Jackson street, from Halsted to Hoyne avenue 

Improving Jackson street, from Halsted to Hoyne avenue, staying 
proceedings 

Improving Jackson street, from State street to Michigan avenue. 

Improving Judd St., from Canal to Jefferson sts., staying proceedings 

Improving Kingsbury street, from Kinzie to Erie street 

Improving Kingsbury street, between Erie and Kinzie streets 

Improving Kinzie street, from Clark to Rush streets 

Improving Kramer street, from Halsted to Jefferson streets 

Improving Lalllin st., from Madison to Harrison st., stay proceedings 

Improving Lake street, from Ashland to Western avenues 

Improving Lake st., from Ashland to Western avs. stay proceedings. 

Improving Laurel street 

Improving Leavitt street from Ogden avenue to Twelfth street 

Improving Liberty street, from Canal to Jefferson streets 

Improving Liberty street, stay of proceedings 

Improving Lincoln street, from West Congress to West Polk streets 

Improving Locust street, from Townsend street to Molton avenue. . 

Improving Maealister Place, from Centre avenue to Loomis streeet. 

Improving Madison street, from Rockwell street to California avenue 

Improving Madison street, stajing proceedings „... 

Improving Madison street, from Sangamon street to Ashland avenue, 
stay proceedings 

Improving Madison street, from Canal street to Ashland avenue, 
stay proceedings 

Improving Madison street, from State to Clark street 

Improving Main street, from Thirty-first street to the river, staying 
proceedings 

Improving Main st., from South Branch of Chicago river, to Thirty- 
first street, stay proceedings 

Improving Mather street, from Halsted to Desplaines street 

Improving May street, from Fulton street to Milwaukee avenue 

Improving May st., from Twelfth to Harrison sts., stay proceedings. 

Improving May street, and staying proceedings 

Improving May street, from Milwaukee avenue to George street 

Improving Maxwell street, from Halsted st. to Blue Island avenue. . 

Improving Maxwell street, directing Law Department to stay pro- 
ceedings 

Improving Maxwell street, repealing order staying proceedings 

Improving Michigan avenue, from Randolph to Rush, street bridge. . 

Improving Michigan avenue Boulevard, concerning 

Improv ng Milwaukee avenue, from Division 6t. to North avenue. . . 

Improving Milwaukee avenue, from Halsted to Kinzie streets, stay 
proceedings 

Improving Milwaukee avenue, from Hubbard street to North av 

Improving Milwaukee avenue, from Union to Division streets, stay 
proceedings 

Improving Milwaukee avenue, from Union to Division sts., repeal- 
ing Ordinance 

Improving Milwaukee avenue, from Union street to Chicago avenue, 
stay proceedings 

Improving Monroe street, from Throop to Halsted streets 

Improving Monroe street, stay of proceedings 

Improving Monroe street, from Western avenue to the R. R. tracks. 

improving Monroe street, from State to Clark streets 

Improving Morgan street, from Twelfth to Fourteenth streets 

Improving Nineteenth st., from Ashland ave. to Hoyne street 

Improving Nineteenth St., repealing order for stay of proceedings.. 

Improving Nineteenth st., from Ashland to Hoyne avs., stay of 
proceedings 

Improving North ave., from Clark to Dearborn sts. by Ashphaltum 
Paving Co 

Improving North avenue, from Milwaukee to Western avenues 

Improving Oak street 

Improving Oak street, from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive, stay 
proceedings 

Improving Oak street, stay of proceedings 

Improving Ogden avenue, from Randolph to Madison street 

Improving Ogden avenue, from Randolph to Madison street, stay 
proceedings 



250 
436 
165 

403 
150 
347 
230 
387 
230 
475 

65 
170 
150 
266 
251 
367 
536 
562 
348 
250 
339 



395 
580 



395 
164 
61 



561 
280 



174 
365 
561 

340 
72 

366 

390 

390 



14 
458 
580 

56 
273 
365 

413 

207 
561 
157 



360 
61 



401 



156 



91 



404 
182 



403 



562 
250 



580 



164 
61 

365 

561 



174 
561 

72 
366 



580 



561 

249 
61 



250 
436 
165 

403 

347 
230 
387 
230 
475 

65 
170 
150 
266 
251 
367 
536 

348 

339 



395 

366 

28C 

■■Hu 
3S'. 

365 
340 

390 
390 

458 

56 
273 
365 

413 

282 

157 

360 

401 



INDEX. 



LXXVII 



ORDERS — [Continued.) 



Improving Ontario st., from Clark to Market sts., stay proceedings. 

Improving Park street, from Evergreen avenue to Robey street 

Improving Paulina street, from Milwaukee to Waubansia avenues.. 
Improving Pearson street, from Wells st. to its present terminus. . . 

Improving Peck Court, from State street to Michigan avenue 

Improving Peoria street, from Indiana street to Milwaukee avenue. 
Improving Pine st., from Superior to Huron sts., by private contract 

Improving Plumb street, stay of proceedings 

Improving Polk street, from Loomis street to Ashland avenue 

Improving Polk st., from Ogden to Western avs., stay proceedings. 
Improving Quincy st., from La Salle to Franklin sts., stay proceed- 
ings 

Improving Quincy street, from State to Dearborn streets 

Improving Eobey st., from Harrison to Twelfth sts., stay of pro- 
ceedings 

Improving Eobey st., from Harrison to Twelfth sts., rescinding stay 

of proceedings 

Improving Rhodes ave., from University Place to North terminus. . 
Improving Schiller st., from Clark to Wells sts., stay proceedings. . . 
Improviug Scott street, from State street to point 150 feet east, by 

private contract 

Improving Scott street, from State street to Lake Shore Drive 

Improving Sholto ^reet T from Harrison to Polk streets 

Improving Sholto street, from Polk to Taylor streets 

Improving Sholto street, staying proceedings 

Improving Sholto street, concerning 

Improving Sixteenth st., from State street to Michigan avenue 

Improving South Water st., from State to Clark streets, ttc 

Improving South Water St., from Clark street to Fifth avenue 

Improving Spruce street 

Improving State street, from Chicago avenue to Division street 

Improving State street, from Jackson to Harrison streets 

Improving Superior street, from Pine st. to East terminus 

Improving Toirty-first street, from Halsted to Pitney avenue 

Improving Thirty-fourth street, stay of proceedings :. 

Improving Thirty-second street, from South Park ave. to Cottage 

Grove ave 

Improving Thirty-seventh street ; 

Improving Thirty-seventh st., from Halsted to State streets 

Improving Thirty-seventh st., from Halsted to State streets, stay 

proceedings 

Improving Throop street, from Madison to Harrison streets 

Improving Throop st., from Twenty-second to Throop st. bridge. . . 

Improving Twelfth street, from Canal to Lumber streets 

Improving Twelfth street, concerning 

Improving Twentieth street, from Wabash ave. to Calumet ave 

Improving Twenty -first street, from State st. to Archer avenue 

Improving Twenty-first st., from Blue Island ave. to Western ave., 

stay proceedings 

Improving Twenty-ninth st., from Cottage Grove ave. to Groveland 

Park ave 

Improving Twenty -ninth st., from Wentworth avenue to State st. . . 
Improving Twenty-second st., from State st. to the river, to proceed 

with improvements 

Improving Twenty-second street, concerning stay of proceedings. . 
Improving Twenty-second street, from Wentworth avenue to State 

street, rescinding stay of proceedings 

Improving Twenty-second street, concerning stay of proceedings. . 
Improving Twenty-second street, from State street to Chicago river, 

stay of proceedings 

Improving Twenty-second street, from Morgan street to Ashland 

avenue, stay of proceedings 

Improving Twenty-second street, from Wentworth avenue to State 

street, proceed with improvements, etc. 

Improving Twenty-second street, repealing ordinance, etc 

Improving Twenty-third st., from Indiana ave. to South Park ave... 

Improving Union street, staying proceedings 

Improving Union street, from Twelfth to Meagher streets, staying 

of proceedings 

Improving Vernon avenue, from Thirtieth to Thirty-first sts 

Improving Vernon ave., from Thirtieth to Thirty-first sts., staying 

proceedings 



387 
40 
459 
301 
65 
14 
251 
340 
237 
367 

475 
156 

401 

423 
265 



9 

243 
237 
237 
358 
435 
580 
105 
580 
340 
249 
580 



340 



251 
40 



66 
440 



171 

389 



171 
400 



245 
365 



403 



413 



545 
583 
157 
348 



389 



280 



40 

14 

237 

156 



105 
580 



48 



40 



66 



181 



459 
301 

65 

251 
340 
280 
367 

475 

401 

423 
265 
388 

89 
243 
237 
237 
358 
435 
580 



340 
249 



237 
389 
340 



251 

48 



440 
8 
171 

389 



358 



171 

400 



365 
403 

413 

422 

545 
583 



266 



389 



LXXVII1 



INDEX. 



( )RDERS— ( Continued. ) 



Improving Vlncennes avenue and letting contract 

Improving Wabash avenue, from Jackson to Harrison 

Improving Wabash avenue, from Jackson to Harrison, concerning.. 

Improving Wabash avenue, from Twenty-third to Twenty-fifth sts., 
concerning rebate for paving 

Improving Wabash avenue, from Madison to Jackson 

Improving Wabash ave., from Madison to Jackson sts., staying 
proceedings 

Improving Walnut street, from Ashland ave. to Western ave 

Improving Walton Place, staying proceedings 

Improving Warren ave., from Ogden ave. to Leavitt street 

Improving Warren ave., from Ogden ave. to Leavitt street, concern- 
ing change of assessment 

Improving Wendel street, from Sedgwick to Wells streets 

Improving Wendel street, from Wells street to its Western Terminus 
staying proceedings 

Improving Wentworth avenue, from Thirty-third to Thirty-ninth sts. 

Improving Western avenue, from West Chicago avenue to West 
Division street 

Improving Western av., from West Chicago av., to W. Division st. . 

Improving Will street, from Milwaukee to Elston avenues 

Improving Wisconsin street, from Clark to Sedgwick streets 

Karg, A. A., for recompensation 

Keane, Mrs. H. refunding tax paid twice 

Kraeft, Theod., for remission of fine 

Lake Front, preventing use of, by circuses 

Lake Front, relative sale of part of 

Lamps on Ada street, other than gas 

Lamps on Ada street, other than gas, amending 

Lamps on Adams street, from Morgan street to Ashland avenue. . . . 

Lamps on Alaska street, from Larrabee to Town streets 

Lamps on Bissell street, from Garfield to Western avenue 

Lamps on Boulevards inquiring, why all are lighted 

Lamps on Burling street, from Centre street to Garfield avenue 

Lamps on Bushnell street, from Wentworth to Archer avenues 

Lamps on Carroll avenue, from Sheldon street to Ashland avenue. . 

Lamps on Chestnut street, from State street to Lake Shore Drive. . 

Lamps on Chestnut street, from Franklin st. to Western Terminus 

Lamps on Chicago avenue, from Wood to Leavitt streets 

Lamps on Chicago avenue, from Leavitt st. to California avenue . . . 

Lamps on Chicago avenue, from Leavitt st. to Western avenue 

Lamps on Clayton street, from Morgan to Fisk streets 

Lamps on Clayton street, from Morgan to Fisk streets 

Lamps on Clayton street, concerning 

Lamps on Ciybourn Place, from Clybourn Place to North Branch of 
Chicago river 

Lamps on Clybourn Place, from Chicago River to Robey street. .... 

Lamps on Colorado avenue, from California to Albany avenues 

Lamps, Comptroller to advertise for bids for lighting with oil 

Lamps on Congress street, from Halsted to Sangamon streets 

Lamps on Congress street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt streets. . . 

Lamps on Congress street, from Robey street to Hoyne avenue 

Lamps on Concord Place, Clybourne to Sheffield avenue 

Lamps on Cornelia street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avenues 

Lamps on Curtis street, from Lake to Fulton streets 

Lamps on Curtis street, from Indian street to Chicago avenue 

Lamps on Dickson street, from Milwaukee to Clybourn avenue 

Lamps on Eighteenth street from Ashland avenue to Wood street. . 

Lamps on Eighteenth Place from Johnson to May streets . . .. 

Lamps on Elm street, from State street to Lake Shore Drive 

Lamps on Emerald avenue, from Thirty-first to Thirty-ninth streets 

Lamps on Farrell street, from Lyman to Hickory streets 

Lamps on Fifth avenue from Thirty-first to Thirty-third street 

Lamps in First Ward, additional lamps on certain streets 

Lamps on Fisk street, concerning 

Lamps on Garfield avenue, from Tremont to Bissell streets 

Lamps on Garfield add Racine avenues 

Lamps on Gross Parkway from Western av. to Rockwell street 

Lamps on Groveland avenue, from Thirty-third to 550 feet North. . . 

Lamps on Groveland av., from Twenty-eighth to Twenty-ninth st. . . 

Lamps on Holt avenue, from Chicago avenue to Carroll street 

Lamps on Hoyne avenue, from Blue Island av. to Eighteenth street. 



Presented. 


Reported. 


j Referred. 


Passed. 


Lost. 


Reconsidered. 


105 


181 


105 


181 






171 




171 








278 






278 












389 






156 




156 








too 






400 






170 




170 








366 




366 








67 




67 








458 




458 








267 






267 






387 






387 






274 






274 






301 






301 






302 






302 






388 






388 






39 






39 










392 




242 
80 






242 


1 


24 




24 


30 


l 


333 


349 


333 






175 






175 




214 






214 




39 
23 




23 


39 






39 






39 






8 




8 








544 




544 








274 




274 








66 




55 








329 






329 






474 






474 






301 






301 






302 






302 






301 


1 


301 






14 




14 








33 




33 








175 






175 






39 






39 






435 




435 








536 






580 






34 








s 




8 








39 






39 






67 




67 








165 




165 








459 




459 








66 




66 








149 






149 






435 




435 








237 






237 






351 






351 






39 






39 






317 






317 






274 






274 






400 






400 






73 




73 








174 






174 






39 






39 






165 






165 






435 




435 








39 






39 






266 






266 






412 






412 






251 






251 







INDEX. 



ORDERS— (Continued.) 



Lamps on Johnson street, from Eighteenth to Twenty-lmt street. . . 
Lamps on Jones street, from Archer avenue to Thirty-fifth street... 

Lamps on Keeley street, from Lyman street to Archer avenue 

Lamps on Kemper Place, from Orchard st. to its Eastern Terminus. 

Lamps on Kraemer street from Halsted to Jefferson streets 

Lamps on Lasalle street, from Washington to Madison streets 

Lamps on Laurel street, from Thirty-first to Thirty-eight street . . . 

Lamps on Lewis street, from Clybourn to Western avenues 

Lamps on Lincoln avenue, from Belden to Fullerton avenues 

Lamps on Lincoln street, from Milwaukee to Waubansia avenues. . . 

Lamps on Locust street from Wells to Franklin streets 

Lamps on Madison street, from California to Jloman avenues 

Lamps on Monroe street, concerning 

Lamps on Newberry avenue, from Sixteenth to Eighteenth streets. 

Lamps on Nixon street, from Polk to Taylor street 

Lamps on North avenue, from State to Dearborn street 

Lamps on North avenue, from Western to California avenues 

Lamps on Oak street, from Market to Townsend streets 

Lamps on Oakley avenue, from Milwaukee av. to Hamburg street.. 

Lamps on Ogden avenue, from Monroe to Adams streets 

Lamps on Ohio street, (West) concerning 

Lamps on Otis street, from Division to Vedder street 

Lamps on Paulina street, from Sixteenth to Eighteenth street 

Lamps on Paulina street, from Milwaukee to Waubansia avenue. . . 
Lamps on Paulina street, from Chicago avenue to Clybourn Place. . 
Lamps on Paulina street, from Archer avenue to Thirty-fifth street. 
Lamps on Portland avenue, from Thirty-first to Thirty-third street. 

Lamps on Rose street, from Chicago avenue to Cornell street 

Lamps on Sheffield avenue, from North to Clybourn avenues 

Lamps on Sheffield avenue, from Clybourn to North avenur s 

Lamps on State street, from Schiller street to North avenfie 

Lamps on Superior street, from Noble street to Ashland avenue — 
Lamps on Thomas street, from Western avenue to Rockwell street. 

Lamps on Thirteenth Place and Hastings street, concerning 

Lamps on Thirty-eighth street, from Halsted to Laurel streets 

Lamps oh Thirty-eighth street, staying proceedings 

Lamps on Trustee street, from Hubbard to Kinzie streets 

Lamps on Twelfth street, from Ashland to California avenues 

Lamps on Twenty-eighth street, from 100 feet West of Michigan av. 
Lamps on Twenty-eighth Street, from Cottage Grove avenue to its 

Eastern Terminus 

Lamps on Twenty-first street, from Johnson to May streets 

Lamps on Union Place, South of Twenty-second street 

Lamps on Warren avenue, from Wood to Laflin streets 

Lamps on Washtenaw avenue, from Fulton to Kinzie streets 

Lamps on Wentworth avenue, from Thirty-third to Thirty-fifth sts. 

Lamps on Wesson street, concerning 

Lamps on Wesson street, refunding assessment 

Lamps on Wesson street, from Oak to Division street 

Lamps on Western avenue, from Chicago av. to Division street 

Lamps on Whiting street, from Wells street to W. Terminus 

Lamps on Whitiing street, from Wells to Market street 

Lawley, Eliza, refunding Pool Table License 

Leckie, Eveline M., recompensation for bodily injuries 

Leland, W. F., to place a boiler in the rear of hotel 

Letter boxes, to be construed for Alderman 

Licenses, collection of 

Loewenthal, Max, refunding saloon license 

Lumber, piling of, on lots 13 and 14 block 2 Sawyer's addition 

Lumber, removal of from triangle, bound by Archer avenue, Dear 

born and Twentieth streets 

Mathews, Chas., compensation for injuries 

Miller, Ann, compensation for injur. es 

Mulvihilll, P. M., compensation for injuries received 

Municipal Code, concerning enforcement of section 1505 , 

Murphey, E. W. and others, compensation for injuries 

Names of street, placing them on lamp posts 

New City Hall, concerning appropriations for 

New City Hall, concerning completion of 

New City Hall, concerning awar ling of bids and contracts : 

New City Hall, Select committee to inspect plans for 

New Gas Company, concerning the laying of their pipes 



39 



318 
475 
413 
2 i 1 
366 
150 
423 

39 
458 
105 

39 
544 

40 
435 
361 
435 
401 
105 

67 



435 



400 
41 9 



435 
340 
274 
400 
250 
422 
164 

266 



401 
67 
274 
49 
62 
214 
3C 
2~3 
423 
242 
332 
97 
23 



396 



389 
31 
242 
P2 
267 
149 
329 
105 
436 
343 
175 



93 
24.3 



549 



LXXX 



INDEX. 



ORDERS— ( Continued.) 



Opening an Alley through West half block 29, Kinzie addition 
Opening an Alley, block 5 Assessors Division southwest fraction 

quarter section 22, 3!), 14 

Opening an Alley, repealing ordinance of 

Opening an Alley, from Clybourn avenue to Larrabee street. . 
Opening an Alley, from Twenty-eighth to Twenty-ninth streets bet. 

Wabash and Michigan avenues 

Opening Asylum Place from the river to Elston avenue 

Opening Ashland avenue, concerning 

Opening Calumet avenue, from Thirty-seventh street to south line 

of Moody's subdivision, section 34 

Opening Dearborn street, concerning 

Opening Douglas avenue, from Robey to Saratoga 

Opening Fifteenth street, from State street to Indiana avenue 

Opening Hoyne street, relating to 

Opening Indiana avenue, from Twelfth to Fourteenth streets 

Opening Iowa street, from Augusta to Thomas streets 

Opening Newton street, from Augusta to Thomas streets 

Opening Seymour street, from Fulton to Hubbard streets 

Opening String street, repealing opening ordinance 

Opening Thirty-second street to Wentworth avenue 

Opening Thirty -seventh street West of Halsted, staying proceedings 

Patrol boxes, concerning advertising thereon . . .. . 

Police, concerning the arrest of citizens without booking them. ... 

Police, concerning withdrawal from lines of W. U. T. Co 

Police Courts, minors to be excluded during sessions , 

Police Court Magistrates, to be furnished with copy of ordinances 
Pound Masters, concerning authority to impose and collect fines . . . 
Railroads Crossing, Ashland avenue, bet. Kinzie and Arbor Place, 

concerning 

Railroad tickets, concerning license of persons doing brokerage in. . 

R. R. tracks laid in violation of laws 

R. R. tracks, at crossing of Carroll avenue and May street, concern- 
ing rights of owners 

Ray, Mrs., concerning location of her house. . ' 

Reform School, concerning claim of city 

Re-numbering of Wabash avenue and River street 

Reward for apprehension of murderer of Amelia Olsen 

Ring buoys, concerning purchase 

Runners for hotels and restaurants, concerning 

Ryan and O'Brien for city tax paid twice. 

Salaries, authorizing payment on account of — 

Salary of Sergeant-at-Arms, fixing of 

Salary of Sergeant-at-Arms, fixing of, amendatory of 

Saloon licenses, concerning the payment by installments 

Schaar, C. L., permission for erection of a lamp 

School Agent, to submit a list of leased school lands 

School Agent, to submit a list of leased school lands 

School site, purchase of corner Cass and Illinois streets — * 

School site, purchase of northeast corner of Burling and Centre 

streets, amending order 

School site, purchase of on Forquer street, between Jefferson and 

Desplaines streets 

School site, purchase on Hudson ave., from Connors to Blackhawk 

streets 

School site, purchase on Leavitt st., from Coblentz to Luebeck sts.. 

School site, purchase on Nineteenth st. west of Ashland ave 

School site, purchase on cor. Paulina and Walnut sts., concerning.. 

School site, purchase on southeast cor. Plum and Lafrlin sts 

School site, purchase on corner Polk and Norton streets 

School site, purchase on corner Polk and Norton streets 

School site, purchase on corner Rockwell and Hirsch streets 

School site, purchase on Snell street near Chicago avenue 

School site, purchase on n. w. cor. Twentieth and Robey sts 

School site, purchase on cor. York and Lafflin streets 

Seiler, Phil., authorized to erect a gate at Polk street bridge 

Seventh Ward, concerning the repairing of improved streets.. 
Sewer on Ashland ave., from Clybourn to Fullerton avenues. . . 

Sewer on Campbell ave., from Harrison to Polk streets 

Sewer on Curtis street, concerning 

Sewer on Dixon St., from Division street to North avenue 

Sewer on Eighteenth street, from Brown to Morgan streets 



Presented. 


j Reported. 


Referred. 


Passed. 


Lost. 


Reconsidered. 


170 




170 


, 281 






545 






545 






341) 
366 






349 
366 






554 






554 






361 




361 






41S 






41? 






251 




251 


278 






47 






49 






476 






476 






400 






400 






132 






132 






400 






400 






561 




561 








170 




170 








267 






^267 






40 


91 


40 








30 




30 








407 






407 






149 






149 






423 




423 








134 


237 


124 








72 


240 


72 








544 






544 






156 




156 








318 






318 






422 






422 




243 






242 






175 






175 






176 


556 


176 




1 




57 




109 






581 






581 






361 






361 






124 






124 






459 






459 






165 






165 






343 






343 






2 






2 






5 






6 






401 






401 






125 






125 






22 






22 






214 


242 


214 


242 






357 




357 


364 




364 


339 
550 






339 






584 






.584 






549 






563 






392 


437 


392 








250 






250 






437 






437 






392 


437 










549 












207 






i07 






86 






131 






437 






437 






86 
142 




142 








105 




105 








72 




72 








60 


90 


60 








125 




125 








125 




125 








251 




251 1 









INDEX. 



LXXXI 



ORDERS— (Continued.) 



Sewer on Indiana si., from Milwaukee avenue to north branch of 
Chicago river, concerning 

Sewer on Johnson street and Nineteenth Place 

Sewer on Kemper Place 

Sewer on Lexington st., from Campbell ave. to Rockwell street .. 

Sewer on Ogden avenue, from Taylor street to Western avenue 

Sewer on Robey street, from Milwaukee avenue to Ewing Place 

Sewer on St. Clair street, relating to 

Sewer on Twentieth st., from Loomis to Throop streets 

Sewer on Van Horn st., from Ashland avenue to Lafiin street 

Sewer on Zion Place, from Loomis to Throop streets 

Sewer bonds, authorizing Mayor and Comptroller to issue 

Sewerage teaming, relating to : 

Shut-oft men, increasing pay of 

Shut-off men, directing Com. of P. W. to comply with the order in- 
creasing pay of 

Sidewalk on Adams St., from Sacramento ave. to railroad tracks 

Sidewalk on Ashland ave., from Rebecca to Twelfth streets 

Sidewalk on Canalport ave., from Johnson st. east of the alley 

Sidewalk on Cherry ave., from N. Branch to Division streets 

Sidewalk on Chicago avenue, repealing 

Sidewalk on Congress St., from Halsted street to Centre avenue 

Sidewalk on Congress St., from W. Twelfth to W. Taylor sts 

Sidewalk on Curtis St., from Madison to Washington streets 

Sidewalk on Dashiel St., from Thirty-seventh to Thirty-eighth sts.. 

Sidewalk on Dayton st., from Webster lo Belden avenues 

Sidewalk on Division St., from Western to California avenues 

Sidewalk on Dudley st., from Chicago ave. to Augusta street 

Sidewalk on Egan avenue, concerning 

Sidewalk on Eighteenth street, concerning 

Sidewalk on Eighteenth Place, from Brown to Morgan streets 

Sidewalk on Elgin street, from Purple to Stewart avenue 

Sidewalk on Elston ave., from Division to Blackhawk streets 

Sidewalk on Fairfield ave., from Fillmore street to Ogden ave 

Sidewalk on Ferdinand St., from Hoyne to Oakley streets 

Sidewalk on Ferdinand street, concerning 

Sidewalk on Fortieth street, from Kinzie to Lake streets 

Sidewalk on Fourteenth st., from Western ave. to Pan Handle rail- 
road tracks 

Sidewalk on Fourteenth st., from State st. to Indiana avenue 

Sidewalk on Franklin st , from Michigan to Illinois streets 

Sidewalk on Grove st., from Eighteenth to Nineteenth streets 

Sidewalk on Halsted st., from Clay street to Webster avenue 

Sidewalk on Hamlin ave., from Kinzie to Lake streets 

Sidewalk on Hickory ave., from Division st. to its S. terminus 

Sidewalk on Hoyne ave., from Division street to North avenue 

Sidewalk on Illinois street, repealing ordinance 

Sidewalk on Iowa street, from Lincoln to Robey streets 

Sidewalk on Kingsbury street, from Kinzie to Erie streets 

Sidewalk on Kinzie street, from Hoyne to Western avenues 

Sidewalk on La Salle street, from Thirty-third to Thirty-five streets. 

Sidewalk on Lewis street, from Clybourn to Garfield avenues 

Sidewalk on Lincoln street, from Western to California avenues 

Sidewalk on Lock street, from Maplewood av. to Rockwell street. . . 

Sidewalk on Locust street, from Market to Sedgwick streets 

Sidewalk on Lumber street, from Seward street to Ward Court 

Sidewalk on Madison street, from Canal street to Ashland avenue. . 

Sidewalk on Madison street, from Canal street to Ashland avenue . . 

Sidewalk on Madison street, trom Leavitt street to Ogden avenue . . 

Sidewalk on Moore street, from Leavitt street to Hoyne avenue. . . . 

Sidewalk on Morgan street, in relation to 

Sidewalk on Nassau street, from Jackson to Van Buren street. 

Sidewalk on Newberry avenue, from Sixteenth to Eighteenth street 

Sidewalk on Newton street, from Augusta to Thomas streets 

Sidewalk on Nineteenth street, from Blue Island av. to Lafiin st 

Sidewalk on Nixon street, from Polk to Taylor streets 

Sidewalk on North Branch street, from Division to Cherry streets. . 

Sidewalk on North Branch street, fiom Halsted to Division sts 

Sidewalk on Ohio street, from Desplaines to Union streets 

Sidewalk on Orchard street, from Clybourn to North avenues 

Sidewalk on Pearson street, from Wells to its present terminus 

Sidewalk oh Prairie avenue, from Sixteenth to Thirty-first streets. . 



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125 


183 


125 






89 






601 


60 




61 




61 




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125 




132 






132 


413 






413 


413 






413 


14 


90 


14 




53S 






538 




87 






22 






22 


144 






144 


156 






156 


148 




148 




266 






266 


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230 




40 






40 


156 






156 


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563 


149 






149 


562 






562 


165 






165 


301 






301 


149 




149 




125 




125 




171 






171 


580 






580 


164 




164 




544 






544 


579 






579 


125 




125 




) 70 






170 


579 






579 


14 




14 




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66 




71 




71 










266 


250 






250 


579 






579 


230 






230 


40 






40 


175 






175 


561 




561 




71 




71 




170 






170 


251 






251 


366 
301 






366 
301 


301 






301 


23 




23 




580 






580 


72 






72 


403 






440 


458 




458 




547 






547 


22 






22 


14 




14 




545 






545 


561 




561 




237 




237 




544 






544 


9 




9 




105 




105 




150 






150 


543 






543 


301 






301 


105 




105 





131 



LXXXI1 



INDEX 



ORDERS— ( Continued. ) 



Sidewalk on Prairie avenue, from Thirty-third to Thirty fifth sts 

Sidewalk on Ray avenue, staying proceedings 

Sidewalk on Ray avenue, staying proceedings 

Sidewalk on Roberts streets, from Erie street to Chicago avenue. . . 

Sidewalk on Robey street, from Ohio to Kinzie streets 

Sidewalk on Rockwell street, from Thomas to Division streets 

Sidewalk on Rockwell street, from Thomas to Division streets 

Sidewalk on Sacramento av., from Kinzie st. to Washington Boal. . . 

Sidewalk on Sacramento avenue, from Madison st. to Colorado ave. 

Sidewalk on Sangamon street, from Randolph to Lake street 

Sidewalk on Sanger street, from Arch avenue to Twenty-sixth st. . . 

Sidewalk on Seventeenth street, from Canal to Arthur streets 

Sidewalk on Seymour street, from Division st. to Gross Parkway. . . 

Sidewalk on Seymour street, from Thomas to Division streets 

Sidewalk on Seymour street, from Division to Thomas streets 

Sidewalk on Southport avenue, from Clybourn av. to Clybourn Place. 

Sidewalk on Stewart avenue, from Maxwell to Fifteenth street 

Sidewalk on Stewart avenue, to repair 

Sidewalk on Stewart avenue, from Sixteenth to Eighteen streets. . . 

Sidewalk on Thirteenth Place, from Ashland avenue to Wood st 

Sidewalk on Thirteenth Place, from Robey street to Hoyne avenue. 

Sidewalk on Thirteenth street, from Wood to Lincoln streets 

Sidewalk on Thirty-ninth street, from Ashland to Western avenues, 

Sidewalk on Thirty-seventh street, from Grand Boulevard to Cot- 
tage Grove avenue 

Sidewalk on Thirty-seventh street, from Wentworth to Stewart avs. 

Sidewalk on Twentieth street, from Ashland to Blue Island avenue? 

Sidewalk on Twenty-second street, from State st. to Indiana av 

Sidewalk on Twenty-second street, from State st. to Indiana av 

Sidewalk on Twenty-sixth street, from Halsted to State streets 

Sidewalk on Wabash avenue, from VanBuren to Twenty-second sts 

Sidewalk on Wabash avenue, building on the curb line, concerning 

Sidewalk on Walnut street, from Sacramento to Albany avenues. . . 

Sidewalk on Winchester avenue from Adams to Jackson streets . . . 

Sidewalk on Yeaton street, from Wood to Lincoln streets and on 
Colorado avenue, from Calfornia to Albany avenues 

Sidewalks, relating to taking up, when caused by decay 

sidewalk-space on Dearborn avenue, from Illinois to Division street 

Sidewalk-space, removal of obstructions on Roberts street between 
Erie and Chicago avenue 

Sidewalk-space on St. Johns Place, from Lake st. to Arbor Place. . 

Smoke Ordinance, to stay proceedings for violation, etc 

Smoke Ordinance, to stay proceedings for violation, etc 

Special assessments, relating to 

Statutes of State of Illinois, purchase of 

Steam Whistles, concerning enforcement of law, concerning 

Street and Alleys improved, concerning the number of during 1884 

Streets and Alleys, relative to repealing ordinances and making in 
provements, etc 

Streets and Alleys, appropriating $10,000 for cleaning of 

Streets, concerning encroachments on public, etc . . . 

Street Lamps, lighting with other material than gas, concerning. . 

Streets, lighting with other material, than coal gas, concerning. . . 

Streets needing improvement 

Streets paved with granite blocks, concerning tearing up 

Switch for private purposes on North Water st , concerning 

Telegraph poles, concerning removal of , 

Telegraph wires to be cut by Superintendent of Alarm telegraph. 

Ten Pin Alleys, concerning amendatory ordinance 

Thanksgiving Day, closing offices 

Tunnel on La Salle street, concerning the covering up 

Tunnel engineers, concerning increase of pay of 

Ullrich, Michael, refunding of fine 

Urinals, concerning probable cost 

Urinals, concerning cost of public 

Urinals, to be located between Adams and South Water 

Vacating and opening an alley in block 12, Sheffield's Addition. . . . 

Vacating an alley in block 14, Lee's Addition, Sec. 6, 3914 

Vacating an alley in block 14, Lee's Addition, Sec. 6, 3914 

Vacating and opening an allev, bet. Wallace st. and Lowe ave 

Viaduct at Chicago ave. and Ha'sted et., construction of 

Viaducts along Chicago river, to be examined ^ 



Presented. 


Reported. 


Referred. 


Passed. 


148 




148 




400 






400 


551 






554 


170 






170 


53G 






536 


475 






475 


544 




544 




149 






149 


536 






536 


544 






544 


580 






580 


536 




536 




301 






301 


475 






475 


544 




544 




536 






536 


22 




22 




56 






56 


422 






422 


148 




148 




30 




30 




148 




148 




317 






317 


236 






236 


562 






562 


580 






580 


56 




56 




88 




' 88 




581 






581 


580 






580 




144 






149 






149 




184 






536 






536 


164 




164 




390 






390 


537 






537 


66 






66 


165 




165 




229 






229 


105 




105 




29 






29 


423 






423 


329 






329 




207 






149 


256 


149 




61 




61 




537 






537 




34 






66 






66 


237 






237 


192 






192 


165 






165 


156 


87 




156 


237 






237 


164 




164 






30 


23 




165 


253 


165 


253 


250 




250 




423 




423 






551 


551 




543 




543 




435 




435 




555 






555 


413 






413 




143 




143 


156 






156 



55<3 



556 



INDEX. 



LXXXIII 



ORDERS— (Continued.) 



Viaducts on North Halsted street and Centre ave., concerning 

Viaduct on Halsted st., over Alton and St. Lonis Railroad 

Viaducts, relating to certain damages, caused by construction of. . . 
Viaducts, concerning assessment of benefits and damages on account 

of building, etc 

Viaduct on State street bridge, concerning re-construction 

Viaduct on Twelfth street, concerning erection of 

Viaduct on Twelfth st., concerning estimate of cost of construction 

Wakeman, Zalmon B., compensation for injuries 

Walsh, Chas. B. & Co., permission to erect platform, etc 

Water, furnishing of, free to contractors 

Water mains on Fairfield avenue : 

Water mains on Fairfield ave., from Twelfth to Fillmore streets . . . 

Water mains on Hastings st, from Hoyne ave. to Robey street 

Water mains on Van Buren st. to Servite Sisters Home 

Water meters, concerning 

Water pipes on California avenue, concerning 

Water plug, removal of, on Division street near Otis 

Water service pipes, relative to advertising for proposals of laying 
Water service pipes on West Eighteenth St., from Halsted street to 

Blue Island avenue 

Water service pipes on Oak st., from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive. 
Water service pipes on Twenty -first St., from Blue Island to Western 

avenues, staying proceedings 

Water service pipes on Vernon avenue, staying proceedings ... ... 

Water supply, free, concerning 

Water tax, rebate of, to Alexian Bros 

Water tax, remission of, on armory of Battery "D" 

Water tax, rebate of, on 132 Brown street 

Water tax, rebate of, on 60 W. Eighteenth Place and 694 Van Horn st 

Water tax, rebate of, on German Cathedral 

Water tax, rebate of, on 825 Halsted street 

Water tax, rebate of, on House of Good Shepard 

Wrater tax, rebate of, on House of Good Shepard from May, 1879, to 

May, 1883 

Water tax, rebate of, on 45 and 47 Huron street 

Water tax, rebate of, to First Regiment, Ills. N. G 

Water tax, rebate of, to First Regiment, Ills. N. G 

Water tax and other taxes, remission of, to Fit st Regiment, 111. N. G. 

Water tax on Illinois Women's Hospital 

Water tax, rebate of, on Italian Church 

Water tax, rebate of, on lot 7, block 18, Sec. 7 

Water tax, rebate of, on 245 Noble' st., for years 1879, 1880, 1881 and 

1882 

Water tax, rebate of, on Swedish church from 1882 to 1883 

Water tax, rebate of, on Swedish church from November, 1882, to 

May, 1883 

Water tax, remitting water tax on 2823 Wallace street 

Water tax, rebate of, on 25 Waller street 

Water on Western ave., from Coblentz to Bremen streets 

Waugh, Dr. Thos., concerning pay for medical services 

West Division, concerning cleaning of improved streets therein 

Wharfing lots on West Water lots, concerning 

Wilson, G., concerning lease of half of street end on Dearborn, etc 



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366 






366 








400 






400 








4(19 




409 










402 






402 








193 






193 








389 






389 








253 






253 








469 






469 








60 




60 










171 






171 








192 






192 








148 




148 










126 


184 


126 










436 


550 


436 










62 


98 




62 








471 






471 








30 
412 




30 


412 








389 






389 








8 






8 




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250 








57 






57 








23 


87 


23 










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171 




171 










171 




171 










61 




61 










171 




171 










171 




171 










30 




30 








57 


149 


149 












175 


550 


175 




243 




243. 


349 


437 


349 












143 












172 




172 










536 




536 










544 




544 










171 




171 










172 




172 












87 












422 


550 


422 










23 




23 










548 




548 










536 






536 








391 






391 








580 






580 









LXXXIV 



INDEX 



ORDINANCES 



GENERAL. 



14 Chestnut Place 



from January 1, 1884 to 1st of January 1885 

Appropriation Bill, annual, amending 

Appropriation Bill, relative to the amount inserted, [over th< 
cent limit 

Bankers and Merchants Telegraph Co., granting permission 
construct under-ground conduits, etc 

Base Ball, regulating the playing of 

Billiard Tables, relating to 

Boats, ordering all of heavy tonnage to be aided through the ri 
means of Tug Boats 

Buildings, amending article 9 of chapter 15 of municipal code con- 
cerning 

Buildings, amending article 9 of chapter 15 of municipal code, con 
cerning material, etc 

C. B. & Q. R. R. Co., concerning laying tracks on Crawford av., etc. 

C. B. & Q. R. R. Co., concerning laying tracks on Crawford av., etc. 



arrangements with the, for the construction of a viaduct oi 

West Twelfth street, etc 

C. City R. Co., N. C. City R. Co. and the C. W. D. R. Co., amending 

ordinance concerning the 

Chicago Elevated Railway Co., concerning the 

C. <£f E. & C. «te S. S. R. R. Co., concerning right of way of, to ente: 

the City 

Chicago Horse and Dummy Railway Co., concerning, to lay tracks 

on Adams, Desplaines, Harrison, etc. sts 

(!. M, & St. P. R R. Co., concerning an Elevated Roadway from Hal 

sted to Jefferson srreets by the 

C. & N. W. R. R. Co. and the P. Ft. W. & C. R. R. Co., directing the 

to pave Canal street from Fulton to Kinzie street 

Chicago Underground Electric Co., concerning the , 

Chicago Underground Electric Co., concerning the 

C. & W. I. R. R Co., providing for adjusting differences with the 

and the granting to it of certain privileges 



City employees, amending ordinance, concerning quitting time 
Saturdays 

Cost on Special assessments, to amend ordinance relating to 

Cost on Special assessments, repealing an ordinance concerning. 

Council, standing committees of, concerning appointment of 

Council, for adjournment of tne 

Council Committees, repealing an ordinance authorizing the Maj 
to appoint 



County Collector. 



County Collector 

District Telegraph Co., concerning the 

Dogs, concerning the killing of, found running at large 

Dogs, concerning 

Election Districts, establishing, and voting places in the C 

Chicago 

Electric Lights, guarding against danger to life from use of, in 

buildings 

Electric Lights, amending ordinances concerning, in buildings and 

guarding against life and property 

Exposition Building, repealing an ordinance concerning rental of. . 

Fire Escapes, concerning, in Hotels 

Fiscal year, levying taxes for the, ending December 30, 1882 

Gas Companies, concerning 7 

Gates, erecting at Chicago avenue and Halsted street 

General Ordinances, authorizing the Law Dept. to publish all, pass 

ed since April 16th, 1881 

Grade, establishing, on west side of Ashland avenue, from West 

Adams to West Congress street 

Grade, establishing, on Indiana st. from Hoyne av. to Western av. . . 
Grade, establishing, on Leavitt St., from West Polk to De Kalb st. . . 

Grade, establishing, in n. V 2 of sec. 6, T. 39, N. R. 14 e 

Grade, establishing, at intersection of Oak and Sedgwick st 



| Presented. 


1 Reported. 


Referred. 


Passed. 


578 

r 

435 
579 

r 

507 

> 

475 
536 
144 

533 




579 
475 


578 
519 

144 


155 


476 


155 




317 
317 


550 
351 


320 


317 
365 


584 






584 


117 


33 




117 


165 


253 


165 


306 


423 


552 
358 




565 
406 


318 


182 
137 


318 


329 


118 

72 




72 


118 
218 


60 
72 
2 
48 


256 
92 
92 


60 
72 


2 
143 


9 
6 


91 


9 


132 
6 


461 
579 


87 


423 


461 
579 


444 


244 




444 
268 


402 
149 
12 
567 
124 


181 

208 
90 


402 
149 
12 

124 


538 
567 


146 






146 


224 
152 
264 
578 
202 




224 


224 
152 
264 
578 
202 1 



INDEX. 



LXXXV 



ORDINANCE S— General— ( Continued. ) 



Grade, establishing, on Sedgwick st., from Locust to Elm st 

Grade, establishing, at the intersection of Thirty-first street and Cal- 
umet avenue 

Granger st., changing name of to Beethoven Place 

Guards, concerning, on Bridges 

Hospitals, Infirmaries, etc., prohibiting the use of any building with- 
in 400 feet of as a livery stable 

Hotels and restaurants, concerning runners for. 

Hubbard street, changing name of, from Chicago to Crawford avs., 
to Austin avenue 

Kiosques, authorizing the erection of 

• Licensing, amending ordinance, billiard and pool tables 

Licensing, Bankers and Brokers, concerning 

Licensing, Bankers, Brokers, etc, amending ordinance concerning.. 

Licensing, Brewers and Distillers, amending ordnc. relating to 

Licensing brewers according to the number of barrels of beer they 
manufacture 

Licenses, Commission Merchants and Brokers, relating to and re- 
funding part of their licenses paid 

Licenses, dog, concerning appointment of Inspector of 

Licenses, river iunkmen, reducing 

Licenses, saloon, amending Sections 1850, 1851 and 1852 of Municipal 
Code, concerning 

Licenses, saloon, amending Sec. 1852 of Municipal Code, relating to. 

Licenses, dram shops and their, amending Sees. 1850, 1851, 1854 and 
1857 of Municipal Code, coneerning 

Licenses, tanneries and their, repealing Sec. 1 of an order concerning 

Licenses, theatre, amending Sec. 912 of chapter 15 of the Municipal 
Code, relative to 

Licenses, all night saloons, concerning 

Licenses, amending Sees. 1850 and 1851 of the Municipal Code 

Locomotive engines, amending ordinance concerning the blowing off 
of steam at crossings of viaducts, etc 

Municipal Code, amending Sec. 1852 of 

Municipal Code, amending Sec. 1062 of 

Municipal Code, amending Sec. 1107 of 

Municipal Code, amending Sees. 1108 and 1109 of 

Municipal Code, amending Sec. 1352 of 

Municipal Code, amending Sec. 1922, relating to opening to areas 
and basements ..: 

Municipal Code, amending Sec. 1922, concerning entrances to areas 
and basements and flights of stairs or steps 

Municipal Code, amending article 9, chapter 15 of 

Municipal Code, repealing Sees. 1650 and 1651 of 

Municipal Code, repealing Sec. 1859 of 

Municipal year, relating to commencement and expiration of. 

Municipal year of the City of Chicago, fixing the 

Mackey, R. C, rebate of city taxes to 

Merchants' Union Telegraph Co., relating to 

INew City Hall, relating to completing the 

New Chicago City Railway Co., concerning the extension of the 
tracks on Fullerton and Racine avenues 

Teddling on Sunday. 

People's Gas Light and Coke Co., concerning, for lighting streets, 
tunnels, etc 

Petroleum, concerning the storage of crude 



ers, from Pearson to the north line of Oak streets 

Pound limits, ordinance A, extending of West Division and amend 

ing Sec. 1807 of Municipal Code, concerning cows, etc 

Pound limits, ordinance B, extending of West Division and amend 

ing Sec. 1807 of Municipal Code, concerning cows, etc 

Purington, Kimball & Tully R. R. Co., concerning the laying o1 

tracks by the 

Redisricting, the city 

Saloon keepers, relative to, going out of business May 1, 1884 

School site, purchase of, on corner Walnut and Paulina streets 

Sewer, authorizing the Mayor and Comptroller to issue bonds 



to firemen and engineers, concerning. 
:e, repealing Sees. 1650 and 1651 of Mi 
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421 
124 






164 
421 
124 






458 
472 






458 
472 






340 
424 
168 
24 

66 


143 


340 
66 


359 
537 
340 
31 
176 


543 


543 
31 


545 




545 








211 

24 


140 




211 
24 


329 




40 
29 


93 
41 


40 
29 


45 




45 


92 
149 


396 


149 


414 
178 






561 
348 
419 


397 


561 
348 




527 




125 

457 


86 


125 


271 
528 






72 
334 


87 




72 
390 
135 






124 




124 








192 
436 

349 
52 

457 
57 
23 


551 
397 

86 
62 


192 
436 

349 
23 


52 
512 
57 

63 






402 
48 




402 


563 
48 






483 
544 






528 
544 




527 


562 






562 






155 




155 


183 






155 




155 


183 






171 

528 
25 
431 


255 
181 


171 
431 


528 
30 
538 






252 








329 




149 


252 


149 









LXXXV1 



INDEX. 



ORDINANCES— General— ( Continued. ) 



Smoke, repealing Sees. 1650 and 1651 of Municipal Code, concerning 
smoke ordinance 



South Chicago Elevated Railroad Co., concerning 

Stationary engines, concerning 

Street railways, in City of Chicago and their licenses 

Street sprinkling, amending Sec. 2040 of the revised ordinances of 
the City of Chicago, concerning 

Theatres and public halls, relating to • 

Twentieth street, for side track across 

Underground conduits, tunnels and sub-ways, in relation to 

Union Electric Underground Co., granting certain privileges to the 

Union Electric Underground Co., granting certain privileges to the. 

Union Iron and Steel Works, permitting of the, to construct a via- 
duct and tunnel on Ashland avenue for the purpose of laying 
down railroad tracks 

Water mains, on Fairfield av. from Ogden av. to Fillmore st 

Water metres, concerning the obstruction and free access to 

Water pipes, etc., concerning the inspection of 

Water rates, fixing 

Water rates, levying, for the year from April 30, 1883, to May 1, 1884. 

Water rates, levying, for the year from April 30, 1884, to May 1, 1885. 

Water taxes, remitting, on charitable and educational institutions. 

Wholesale liquor dealers, to repeal ordinance relating to 

Western Edison Electric Light Co., concerning the 

Western Electric Light Co., concerning the 

Western Edison Electric Light Co., concerning the 

W. D. Railway Co., concerning the, laying tracks on Adams etc. st: 



Presented. 


Reported. 


Referred. 


Passed. 


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66 


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24 


91 


24 




DO 




DO 


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579 




579 




23 




23 






33 






22 


208 


22 




475 




475 




583 


588 


583 




214 


255 


214 


354 


339 






339 


265 


391 


265 


391 


265 


391 


265 








18 


105 


407 






407 


541 






541 


64 






109 


22 




22 




23 


139 


23 




24 


178 


24 




251 


393 


251 






552 







LAMPS. 



Ada street, from West Randolph to West Lake street 

Adams street, from Morgan street to Ashland avenue 

Adams street, from Oakley avenue to Rockwell street 

Adams St., from Oakley av. to Rockwell st., repealing ordinance... 
Adams St., from Oakley av. to Rockwell st., repealing ordinance . . . 

Alaska st., from Larrabee to Town street 

Belden avenue, from Halsted to Dayton street 

Belden Place, from Lake Shore Drive to about 350 feet west 

Belknap St., from Morgan st. to its western terminus 

Bunker street, from Canal to Beach street 

Carroll av., from Ada street to Union Park Place 

Carpenter St., from West Washington to West Randolph st 

Centre av., from Milwaukee av. to C. & N. W. R. R. tracks 

Chicago av., from Western to California av ., 

Chicago av., from Wood st. to Western av 

Clark St., from Adams st. to Chicago River 

Clayton st., from Fisk to Morgan st 

Colorado av., from California to Albany av 

Concord Place, from Clybourne to Sheffield av , 

Congress st., from Hoyne av. to Leavitt st 

Congress st., from Halsted to Morgan st 

Congress st, from Western av. to Campbell av 

Congress St., from Robey st. to Hoyne av 

Congress st.,from Robey st. to Hoyne av., repealing ordinance 

Congress st., from Hoyne av. to Leavitt st., repealing ordinance . . . 

Curtis st., from West Lake to Fulton st 

Curtis St., from West Kinzie to Hubbard st 

De Kalb st., from Leavitt to West Polk st 

Division St., from Western to California av 

Division St., from Milwaukee av. to Division st 



221 
8 
70 
70 
201 
153 
154 
154 
212 
190 
120 
153 
221 
412 
412 
163 
212 
578 
222 

163 
190 
212 
213 
265 
70 
163 
169 
412 
535 



INDEX. 



LXXXVII 



ORDINANCES— Lamts— (Continued.) 



Douglas av., from Halsted st. to South Branch Chicago river 

Eighteenth St.. from Centre av. to Allport st 

Eighteenth st., from Ashland av. to Wood st 

Eighteenth Place, from Johnson to May st 

Eighteenth st, from Ashland av. to Wood St., repealing ordinance. 

Eldridge court, from State st. to Wabash av 

Eleventh st., from Morgan st. to Blue Island av 

Elston av., from Blackhawk st. to North av 

Elston av., from Milwaukee av. to West Division st 

Elston av., from Armitage road to Snow st 

Emerald av. from Thirty-first st. to Egan ay. 

Farrell St., from Hickory to Lyman st 

Fifth avenue, from Thirty-first to Thirty-third st 

Fifth av., from Douglass av. to about 500 feet south 

Fisk st, from West Sixteenth to West Eighteenth st 

Fourteenth st., from State st. to Wabash av 

Fowler St., from Hoyne av. to Park st 

Frank st., from Waller st. to Blue Island av 

Front st., from May st. to Elston av 

Fullerton av., from Hurlbut to Larrabee st 

Fulton St., from Sheldon to Union Park Place 

Green st., from West Ohio st. to West Chicago av 

Groveland Park av., from Twenty-eighth to Twenty-ninth st 

Harmon court, from State st. to Wabash av 

Hoyne av., from West Eighteenth street to Blue Island av. . . 

Hull st., from West Chicago av. to Cornell st 

Irving av., from West Adams to West Jackson st 

Johnson st., from West Eighteenth to West Twenty -first st 

Johnson St., from Maxwell to Eighteenth st 

Jones st., from Archer av. to Douglas av 

Kelly st., from Archer av. to Lyman st 

Kemper Place, from Orchard st. to its eastern terminus 

Kramer st., from Jefferson to Halsted st 

Lake st., from 100 feet east of Fall st. to Kedzie av 

Laurel st., from Thirty-first to Thirty-eighth st 

Leavitt st., from Fulton st. to Carroll av 

Leavitt st., from Blue Island av. to Coulter st 

Leavitt st., from West Indiana st. to West Chicago av 

Leavitt st., from Walnut to Fulton st 

Lewis st., fromClybourne to Webster av 

Madison st., from California to Homer av 

Monroe st., from Aberdeen to Throop st 

Newberry av., from West Sixteenth to West Eighteenth st 

North av., from North State to Dearborn av 

Oakley av., from West Madison to West Lake st 

Ogden av., from West Monroe to West Adams st 

Ohio st, from May to Noble st 

Otis st., from Division to Vedder st 

Page St., from West Madison to West Lake st 

Paulina st, from West Madison st. to Warren av 

Paulina st., from West Sixteenth to West Eighteenth st 

Peck court, from State st., to Wabash av 

Peoria st, from West Indiana st. to Milwaukee av 

Portland av., from Thirty-first to Thirty-third st 

Racine av., from Garfield to Webster av. . . . 

Rhodes av., from Thirty-second st to about 400 feet north 

Robey st., from Bryson to Le Moyne st 

Rose st., from West Chicago av. to Cornell st 

St. John's Place, from Carroll av. to Arbor Place 

Sedgwick st, from Division to Elm st 

Sheffield av., from North av. to Clybourne av 

South Water st, from State st. to Wabash av 

State st, from Schiller st. to North av 

State st., from Monroe st. to Chicago river 

Superior st, from Noble st. to Ashland av 

Thirteenth street, from Ashland av. to Ogden av 

Thirty-third st., from Wabash av. to Indiana av., repealing ordnc. . 

Thirty-eighth st., from Halsted to Laurel st 

Thirty-second st., from Wabash to South Park av., repealing ordnc. 

Throop st, from West Sixteenth to West Twentieth st 

Trustee st, from West Kinzie st. to Austin av 

Twelfth st., from State st. to Wabash av 

















































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LXXXVIIi 



INDEX. 



ORDINANCES— Lamps— {Continued.) 



Twentieth et., from Ashland av. to Paulina st 

Twenty-eighth st., from Cottage Grove av. to its eastern terminus 

Twenty-fifth st., from Michigan av. to about 100 feet west 

Twenty-first St., from Johnson to May st 

Twenty-second st., from Ashland av. to Oakley av 

Twenty-second st., from Ashland to Oakley av., repealing ordnc. 

Twenty-third ft., from Wentworth to Archer av 

Union Place, from West Twenty-second st. to Union st 

Van Buren st., from L av itt st. to Irving av 

Wabash av., from w : 3on to South Water st 

Walnut st., from Western av. to about 100 feet east 

Walton Place, from North State to Rush st ' 

Washington st., irom Rockwell st. to Homan av 

Washington st , from Dearborn to Wabash av.-. . 

Washtenaw av., from Fulton st. to railroad grounds 

Wentworth av., from Thirty-third st. to Egan av 

Western av., from Walnut st. to about 150 feet south 

Western av., from Chicago av. to West Division st 

Winchester av., from West Van Buren to West Harrison st : . . 

Whiting st., from North Wells to its western terminus 



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174 
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222 
401 
295 
474 
221 
1(53 
296 
154 
38 
163 
221 
221 
296 
412 
153 
471 



256 



OPENING, WIDENING, EXTENDING AND 
VACATING. 



Alley, in block 33, Sec. 19, 39, 14 

Alley, in s. V 2 block 1, Assessor's Division of n. w. 34 and w. y 2 of 

n. e. J4, Sec. 32, 39, 14 

Alley, in block 52, Kinzie's Addition to Chicago 

Alley, in Oliver's subdivision of block 3 in Vernon Park Addition.. . 

Alley, on west side of Grand Boulevard 

Alley, in block 1, block 7, canal trustees subdivision of Sec. 33, 39, 

14, lying between Lowe avenue and Wallace street 

Alley, in front of lots in Moody's subdivision, Sec. 14, 39, 14 

Alley, in block 1, Derby & Wallace's subdivision in Sec. 13, T. 39, 

R. 13 E 

Alley, in block 37, Sheffield's Addition to Chicago 

Alley, in block 6, Brainard & Evan's Addition 

Alley, in block 38, Sheffield's Addition to Chicago 

Alley, on the west side of the Grand Boulevard 

Alley, in block 11, Ashland Addition 

Alley, between Green and Halsted streets and from Pratt street to 

the east and west alley 

Alley, in blocks 9 and 11, Johnston's subdivision, Sec. 5, 19, 14 

Alley, in blocks 9 and 11, Johnston's subdivision, Sec. 6, T. 39, R. 14 
Alley, in block 9, Johnston's resubdivision of e. Y 2 of s. e. J4, Sec 

6, T. 39, R. 14 E , 

Alley, in block 11, Johnston's resubdivision of e. V 2 of s. e. }i of Sec 

6, T. 39, R. 14 

Alley, in block 1, Derby & Wallace's subdivision in Sec. 13, T. 39,R.13 
Alleys, in block 3, Assessor's Division, repealing Sec. 2 of an ordi- 
nance for vacating 

Alley, from Clybourn avenue to Larrabee street 

Alley, from Wentworth avenue to La Salle, between Spring and 

Twenty-seventh streets 

Alley, from south line of Davis' Addition, through West Lake st. 

between Western and Artesian avenues 

Alley, in w. V 2 of block 39, Kinzie's Addition 

Alley, in block 7, Canal Trustees Subdivision of S. fractional \i of 

Sec. 3, 39, 14 ^ 



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434 
434 

148 



INDEX. 



LXXXIX 



ORDINANCES. — penin g, Etc . — ( Continued. ) 



Butler street, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seventh street 

Calumet avenue, from Douglass ave. to Valliquette's Subdivision, 
etc., repealing ordinance : 

Cullerton Court, vacating 

Dearborn st., from Jackson to Taylor sts., repealing part of ordnc. . 

Elias Court, from its South terminus to Lyman street 

Fairfield avenue, from Twelfth to Harvard streets 

Forest ave., opening and widening from Douglas to Egan avenues, 
repealing ordinance 

Francisco street, from Madison to Jackson streets 

Haynes Court, from Archer ave. to Thirty-first st., repealing ordnc. 

Haynes Court, from Archer ave. to Lyman street 

Hinman street, from Ashland ave. to Blue Island ave 

Hoyne st., from North to Waubansia avs., repealing ordinance for 
opening 

Owasco street, from California to Washtenaw avenues 

Rhodes avenne, from its present North terminus to Thirty-first st. . 

Spring street, from its present South terminus to West Twenty- 
second street, repealing ordinance 

Thirty-seventh st., opening a street from, to Thirty-eighth st., be- 
tween Langley and Cottage Grove aves - 

Twentieth street, from Centre avenue to Throop street 

Warren avenue, through blocks 25, 26 and 27, Lee's Subdivision, s. 
w. \i Sec. 12, 39, 13 : 

















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PRIVATE DRAINS. 



Ashland av., from Northav. to West Clybourne Place 

Ashland av., from West Twelfth st. to West Twenty-second st 

Augusta st., from Milwaukee ave to Wood st 

Avon Place, from Hoyne av. to its western terminus 

Bellevue Place, from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive 

Blue Island avenue, from West Twenty-first street to West Twenty 

second street 

Brown st., from West Taylor to West Twelfth sts 

Bunker st., from Canal to Halstead st ' 

Cedar st., from Rush st., to Lake Shore Drive 

•Chestnut st., from La Salle av. to its western terminus 

Ciybourn Place, from North Branch Chicago River to Ashland av. . . 

Congress st.,from Lincoln st. to Hoyne av 

Congress St., from Centre av. to Loomis st 

Cornelia st., from Milwaukee av. to Ashland av- 

Dearborn st, from Twenty-second to Twenty-seventh st 

Dearborn st., from Thirty -Third st. to Egan av 

Desplaines st, from West Harrison to Twelfth st 

Division st., from North Branch Canal to North Br. Chicago river. . 

-Eighteenth st, from Blue Island av. to Ashland av 

Eighteenth street, from Blue Island av. to Ashland av 

Eighteenth st., from Ashland av. to Paulina st 

Elston av., from Milwaukee av. to 933 ft. south of West Division st. 

Emma st, from Milwaukee av. to Ashland av 

Evergreen av., from Robey to Leavitt sts 

Ewing Place, from Robey st to Leavitt st 

Flournoy st, from Ogden av. to Leavitt st. . . 

Fowler st, from Hoyne av. to Leavitt st 

Franklin st., from Ontario st. to Chicago av 

Fullerton av. from Southport av. to North Branch of Chicago river. . 
■Grant Place, from North Clark to Larrabee st 



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314 
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317 
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316 
234 
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316 
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262 
315 
314 
232 
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325 
316 
315 



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317 
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315 



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INDEX 



ORDINANCES— Private Drains— ( Continued. ) 



Green st. from West Indiana st. to West Chicago av 

Halsted st., from North Branch Chicago river to Division st 

Harrison st., from Ogden av. to Hoyne av 

Harrison st., from Hoyne av. to Rockwell st 

Hoyne av. from Bryson st. to North avenue 

Huron st., from Milwaukee av. to Ashland av 

Illinois st., from Nortn Clark st. to Pine st 

Laflin street, from West Madison to West Harrison streets 

Leavitt street, from West Harrison st. to Ogden avenue 

Leavitt street, from West Lake to West Harrison streets 

Leavitt street, from Ogden avenue to West Twelfth street 

Le Moyne street, from Robey to Leavitt streets 

Liberty street, from Canal to Jefferson streets 

Main st, from Thirty-first st. to South Branch of Chicago River. 
Morgan street, from West Twelfth to West Fourteenth streets. . 

North ave., from Milwaukee ave. to N. Branch Chicago River 

Ogden ave., from West Madison to West Twelfth streets 

Ontario st., from North Clark to North Market streets 

Page street, from West Madison to West Lake streets 

Park street, from Evergreen avenue to Robey street 

Pratt street, from Halsted to Green streets 

Rhodes ave., from University Place to its northern terminus 

Robey street, from Bryson street to Evergreen avenue 

Robey street, from West Harrison to West Twelth streets 

Scott street, from North State street to Lake Shore Drive 

Sheldon street, from West Randolph to West Lake streets 

Spruce street, from Loomis to Laflin streets 

Superior street, from Pine street to eastern terminus 

Thirty-first street, from Halsted street to Pitney Court 

Thirty-second street, from South Park ave. to Cottage Grove ave. 

Thirty-seventh street, from State to Halsted streets 

Throop street, from West Madison to West Harrison streets 

Twenty-first street, from Blue Island ave. to Western ave: 

Twenty-second street, from Brown street to Ashland avenue 

Union street, from West Twelfth to Meagher streets 

Van Buren street, from Paulina street to Western avenue 

Van Buren street, from Halsted to Loomis streets 

Vernon avenue, from Thirteenth to Thirty-first streets 

Walnut street, from Ashland to Western avenues 

Walton Place, from Dearborn to Pine streets 

Warren avenue, from Ogden to Ashland avenues 

Webster avenue, from North Park avenue to Larrabee street 

Wendell street, from North Wells to Sedgwick streets 

Western avenue, from West Lake to West Van Buren streets 



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SIDEWALKS. 



Adams street, from Rockwell street to California avenue 

Ashland avenue, from Thirty-second street to Douglas avenue j 

Ashland avenue, from Douglas to Egan avenues j 

Ashland avenue, from West Twelfth to Rebecca streets 

Austin avenue, from May street to Western avenue 

Avers ave., from West Indiana to West Ohio streets 

Belden avenue, from Lincoln avenue to Halsted street 

Bellevue Place, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive 

Birch street, from Robey to Kendall streets 

Blackhawk street, from Elston avenue to Paulina street 

Bloomington Road, from Wood street to Elston avenue 



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INDEX. 



XCI 



ORDINANCES— Sidewalks— ( Continued. ) 



Bloomington Road, from Milwaukee to Western avenues 

Blue Island avenue, from Ashland to Western avenues 

Boston avenue, from Desplaines to Halsted streets 

Buena Yista Place, from Emerald avenue to Sanger street 

Butterfield street, from Sixteenth to Twenty-second streets 

Calumet ave., in front of Lot 7, block 24, Assessor's Division of s, 

w. fractional % of Sec. 22, 39, 14 

Campbell avenue, from West Madison to West Twelfth streets 

Carroll avenue, from Curtis to May streets 

Cass street, from Kinzie to Rush streets 

Cedar street, from North State st. to Lake Shore Drive 

Cherry avenue, from North Branch street to Division street 

Chicago ave., from California ave. to Central Park Boulevard 

Chicago and Hoyne avenues, repealing ordinance 

Clinton street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth streets 

Coblentz street, from Oakley to Western avenue 

Congress street, from Halsted street to Centre avenue 

Congress Park, from West Van Buren to West Harrison streets — 

Cottage Grove avenue, from Thirty-seventh st. to Egan ave 

Curtis street, from West Madison to West Washington streets 

Cypress street, from Kendall to West Twelfth streets 

Dayton street, from Webster to Belden avenues 

Division street, from Robey st. to California ave., repealing ordnc. . 

Division street, from Western to California avenues 

Dudley street, from North ave. to Wabansia ave 

Dudley street, from West.Chicago avenue to Augusta street 

Egan St., from North ave. to West Clybourn Place 

Egan avenue, from Ashland avenue to Wood street 

Egan avenue, from Lincoln street to Western avenue 

Elk Grove street, from Wood street to Wabansia avenue 

Elston avenue, from West Division street to Armitage Road 

Elston avenue, from Blackhawk street to Armitage Road 

Elston avenue, from West Division to Blackhawk street 

Emma street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avenue 

Ems street, from Leavittt street to Western avenue 

Evergreen avenue, from Robey to Leavitt streets 

Evergreen Place, from Leavitt street to Oakley avenue 

Ewing Place, from Robey to Leavitt streets 

Ferdinand street, from Hoyne to Oakley avenues 

Fourteenth street, from Webster to Ogden avenue 

Fourteenth street, from State street to Indiana avenue 

Franklin street, from Erie street to Chicago avenue 

Franklin street, from Michigan to Indiana street 

Fry street, from North Centre to Ashland avenues 

Fullerton avenue, from Elston to Webster avenue 

Fulton street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt streets 

Girard street, from Milwaukee avenue to Hervey street 

Goethe street, from Sedgwick street to Lake Shore Drive 

Grove street, across Twentieth street 

Halsted street, from Clay street to Webster avenue 

Hamburg street, from Leavitt street to Western avenue 

Hawthorne avenue, from Larrabee street to North avenue 

Hickory avenue, from North Branch street to Division street 

Holt street, from Wabansia avenue to Blackhawk street 

Homer street from Robey to Leavitt streets , 

Honore street, from West Congress to West Harrison streets 

Hoyne avenue, from West Twenty -first to West Twenty-second sts 

Hoyne avenue, from Hubbard street to West Chicago avenue 

Hudson avenue, from Connor to Siegel streets 

Huron street, from Oakley to Western avenues 

Illinois street, from St. Clair street to its Eeatern Terminus, repeal 

ing ordinance 

Indiana street, from Tinkham to Crawford avenues 

Indiana street, from Ashland to Oakley avenues 

Iowa street, from Lincoln to Dudley streets 

Irving avenue, from West Kinzie to West Indiana street 

Jane street, from Milwaukee to Western avenues 

Kingsbury street, from Kinzie to Erie street 

Kramer street from Jefferson to Halsted streets 

Lake street, from Maplewood avenue to Rockwell street 

Lake street, from Homan to Crawford avenues 

La Salle street, from Thirty-third street to Douglas avenue 



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XCII 



INDEX. 



ORDINANCES— Sidewalks— )Vontinued.) 



Lcavitt street, from Arraitage Road to Courtland street 

Lewis street, from Webster to Belden avenues 

Lewis street, from Clybourn to Garfield avenue 

Lincoln avenue, from N. Wells street to Webster avenue 

Lincoln street, from West Taylor to West Twelfth streets 

Locust street, from North Market to Sedgwick streets 

Loomis street, from West Twelfth street to Blue Island avenue 

Madison street, from California to Homer avenues 

Maxwell street, from Canal to Halsted streets 

Morgan street, from West Washington to West Harrison streets 

Morgan street, from West Indiana street to Milwaukee avenue 

Myrtle street, from Birch street to Ashland avenue 

Newton street, from Iowa to West Division streets 

Nixon street, from West Park to West Taylor streets 

North Branch street, from Division street to Cherry avenue 

North Branch street, from Halsted to Division streets 

Oakley avenue, from West Madison to West Twelfth steet 

Ohio street, from Desplaines to Union street 

Ohio street, from Central Park av. to Crawford avenue : . . . . 

Orchard street, from Clybourn to North avenues 

Parnell street, from Twenty-ninth street to Egan avenue 

Paulina street, from West Kinzie to Cornelia streets 

Paulina street, from West Madison to West Twel th street 

Paulina street, from North avenue to Armitage Road 

Prairie avenue, from Sixteenth to Thirty-first streets 

Prairie avenue, from Thirty-third street to Douglas avenue 

Ray avenue, from Prairie to South Park avenues 

Robey street, from West Chicago avenue to West Division street.. . 

Robey street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth streets 

Sacramento street, from West Madison to Colorado avenue 

Samuel st., from West Chicago av. to West Division st 

Sangamon st., from Milwaukee av. to George st 

Schiller st., from Sedgwick st. to Lake Shore Drive 

Scott st., from North State st. to Lake Shore Drive 

Seymour st., from West Division st. to Gross Park way 

Sheldon st., from West Randolph to West Lake st 

Sixteenth st., from Butterfield to South Dearborn st 

Sloan st., from Elston av. to Noble st 

Southport av., from Clybourn av. to Clybourn av. to Clybourn Place. 

State st., from Maple st. to North av 

Stewart av., from Maxwell to West Fifteenth st 

Stewart av., from Archer av. to Twenty-second st. concern, removal 

Stewart av.. from West Sixteenth to West Eighteenth st 

Stewart av., from Archer av. to Thirty-third st 

Stone st., from Division to Banks st 

Superior St., from Noble st. to Western av 

Taylor st., from Laflin to Robey st 

Taylor st,, from Leavitt to Western av 

Temple st,, from West Huron st. to West Chicago av 

Thirteenth st., from Wood to Lincoln et 

Thirteenth st., from Robey st. to Hoyne av 

Thirteenth Place, from Ashland av. to Wood st 

Thirty-seventh st., from Grand Boul. to Cottage Grove 

Thirty-third st., from State st. to South Park av 

Twelfth st., from Blue Island av. to Ashlan I av 

Twenty-fiftu St., from Trumbull av. to C. Park av 

Twenty-first St., from Johnson to Brown st 

Twenty-ninth st., from Wentworth av. to Stewart av 

Twenty -ninth st., from Wentworth to Stewart avs 

Van Buren st., from Leavitt st. to California av 

Vernon Park Place, from Centre av. to Loomis st 

Wabash av., from Twenty-third to Thirty -fifth st 

Waldo Place, from Desplaines to Halsted st 

Wall St., from Thirty -first to Thirty -third st 

We' ster av., from Dayton to Dominick st 

Western av., from West Division st. to North av 

Western av., from West Chicago av. to Division st. repealing ordnc. 

Western av., from West Polk to West Twelfth st 

Western av., from West Madison to West Polk st 

Western av., from Canal Bridge to the River 

West Water st., from West Madison to West Washington. 

Winchester av., from West Adams to West Jacksonvst 

Woodbine Place, from Leavitt st. to Oakley av 



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Passed. 


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455 






455 


472 






472 


38 






38 


434 






434 


534 






534 


434 






434 


37 






37 


212 






212 


472 






472 


28 
473 






28 
473 


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154 






38 
154 


121 






121 


154 






154 


473 






473 


577 






577 


433 






433 


12 






12 


473 






473 


534 






534 


154 






154 


155 






155 


145 






145 


13 






13 


472 






472 


7 






7 


12 






12 


28 






28 


455 






455 


455 






455 


473 






473 


' 

221 






' 

221 


29 






29 


577 






577 


455 






455 


37 
224 






37 
224 








535 


576 






576 


577 






577 


28 






28 


473 






473 


206 






206 


28 






28 


155 






155 


37 






3'~ 


155 






155 


433 






433 


223 






223 


534 






534 


174 






174 


534 






534 


455 






455 


576 






576 


65 






65 


473 






473 


56 


89 


56 












576 






576 


455 






455 


28 






28 


60 






60 


221 






221 


434 






434 


119 


182 


119 












189 






189 


206 






206 



INDEX. 



XCIII 



SIDEWALK SPACE. 



Astor st., from Scott to Schiller st 

Avon Place, from Hoyne av. to its western terminus 

College Place, from Rhodes av. to Cottage Grove av 

Dearborn avenue 

Elston av., from West Division st. to North av 

Hubbard St., from Halsted st. to Ashland av 

Hurlbut st, from Belden av. to Fullerton av 

Hurlbut st., north of North av 

Illinois st., from Dearborn av. to St. Clair st 

Johnson Place, from Thirty-eighth st. to Egan av 

ohnson Place : 

Lake Park av., from Twenty -ninth to Thirty^rst st 

Maple st., from Dearborn av. to North State st 

Oak st., near North Wells st 

Oak street 

Oak st., from North Wells to Larrabee st 

Oak st., from North Franklin to Larrabee st 

Ray av. and Gano st 

Scott st., from State st. to Lake Shore Drive 

Spruce st., from Loomis to Laflin st 

Superior St., from Pine st. to its eastern terminus 

Thirtieth street and Yernon avenue 

Warren av., from Ogden av. to Ashland av 

Willow Place, from West Washington st. to West Randolph st 













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29 
39 






29 
39 


88 
213 






88 
213 


511 






511 


57 




57 




170 




170 


*03 


318 
202 




318 


404 
202 


66 
579 






66 
579 


578 






578 


273 






273 


200 






200 


100 






100 


201 






201 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Ada street, from West Washington to WestRandold sts., curb grade 

and pave 

Alley, from Harrison to Polk streets, between Law av. and Jefferson 

street to repeal an oidinance 

Alley, from Twentieth to Twenty-second streets between Michigan 

and Indiana avenues, curb, grade and pave 

Alley, from Washington street to Park avenue, between Ashland 

and Paulina streets, grade and pave 

Alley, from Harmon Court to Sixteenth street, between Wabash and 

Michigan avenues, grade and pave 

Alley, from Twelfth to Fourteenth streets, between Michigan and 

Indiana avenues, grade and pave 

Alley, from Harrison to Polk streets, between Jefferson street and 

Law avenue, to repeal an ordinance 

Alley, from Dearborn avenue to North State street, between Michi- 
gan avenue and Illinois street, to repeal an ordinance 

Alley, from Van Buren street to Eldridge Court, between State st. 

and Wabash avenue, grade and pave 

Alley, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street, between Park avenue 

and West Lake street, grade and plank 

Alley, from Harrison to Taylor streets, between Clark street and 

Fourth avenue, grade and pave 

Alley, from Jackson to Van Buren streets, between State street and 

Third avenue, curb, grade and pave 

Alley, from Van Buren to Harrison streets, between Clark street and 

Pacific avenue, curb, grade and pave 

Alley, from Jackson to Harrison streets, between Clark street and 

Fourth avenue, curb, grade and pave 

Alley, in block 1, University subdivision in]sec.34,39,14,straightening 
Alley, from Twenty-seventh to Twenty-ninth st., and Wentworth 

avenue to La Salle street, planking 

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99 
100 






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125 






145 






198 






198 






198 






201 






206 
206 





XCIV 



INDEX. 



ORDINANCES— Street Improvements— (Cont'd.) 



Alley, from Washington to Randolph sts., between State and Dear- 
born streets, curb grade and pave 

Alley, from Twenty-seventh to Twenty-ninth sts., "bet. Wentworth 
avenue and La Salle street, grade and plank 

Alley, from Clinton to Jefferson sts., between Bunker and Twelfth 
streets, curb, grade and pave 

Alley, from Twelfth to Fourteenth streets, between Michigan and 
Indiana avenues, grade and plank 

Alley, from Halsted to Green streets in north half block 27' Carpen- 
ters addition, curb, grade and pave 

Alley, from Wabash to Michigan avs., and Eighteenth and T .ventieth 
streets, improvement 

Alley, from Dearborn avenue to State street, between Illinois and 
Indiana streets, grade and pave 

Alley, from Madison to Monroe streets, bet. State st. and Wabash 
av., curb, fill, grade and pave - 

Alley, Jackson to Van Buren sts.. bet. Fifth av. and Franklin St., 
curb, grade and pave 

Alley, in block 1, Fort Dearborn addition to Chicago, curb, grade 
and pave 

Alley, from Madison to Washington sts., bet. Wabash and Michigan 
avs., curb, grade and pave .- 

Alley, from Eighteenth to Twenty-second sts., bet. Wabash and 
Michigan avs., curb, grade and pave 

Alley, from^Harmon Court to Fourteenth st. bet. Wabash and Michi- 
gan avs., curb, grade and pave 

Alley, from Twenty-ninth to Thirty-first sts., bet. Dearborn and Bat- 
terfield sts., grade and plank 

Archer av., State to Halsted sts., grade and pave 

Ashland av., from Milwaukee av. to Clybourn Place, curb fill and ma. 

Ashland av., from Twelfth to Twenty-second sts., curb, fill and mac. 

Ashland av., from Twenty-second st. to South Branch of Chicago 
River, planking 

Actor st., from Division to Goethe sts., curb, grade and pave 

Augusta st,, from Milwaukee av. to Wood st., curb, fill and pave 

Augusta st., Milwaukee to Elston avs., curb, fill and pave 

Avon Place, from Hoyne av. to its Western Terminus, curb, grade 
and pave 

Avon Place, Hoyne av. to its Western Terminus, repeal ordinance. 

Bank st. from North State st. to Lake Shore Drive, grade and mac. . . 

Beethoven Place, North Wells to Sedgwick sts., curb grade and pave 

Bellevue Place, from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive, grade and mac. 

Bine Island av., from Twelfth to Twenty-second, curb, fill and pave 

Blue Island av., from Harrison to Sixteenth st. viaduct, grade and 
pave 

Brown st, from Taylor to Twelfth St., curb and fill 

Brown st,, from Twelfth to Maxwell sts., curb and fill 

Bryant av., paving 

Bunker st., Canal to Halsted sts., grade and pave 

Butterfield st., from Sixteenth to Twenty-second sts., cnrb and fill. . 

Calhonn Place, from Dearborn to Clark sts., grade and pave 

Canal st., from Fulton to Kinzie sts, requesting the N. VV. R. R. Co. 
and the P. Ft. W. & C. R. R. Co. to pave 

Cedar st., from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive, grade and pave 

Centre av., from Milwaukee av. to Aueusta St., curb, fill and pave. . 

Charles Place, from Fifth av. to Franklin st., curb, grade and pave. . 

Chestnut st., from La Salle st. to its Western Terminus, curb and fill 

Clark st., Jackson to Polk sts., grade and pave 

Clinton st., from Harrison to Twelfth st., repeal ordinance to curb, 
grade, fill and pave 

Clinton st., from Carroll av. to Kinzie St., curb, grade and pave 

Clinton St., from Harrison to Twelfth sts., curb, fill and pave 

Clybourn Place, North Branch Chicago River to Ashland av., curb, 
fill and pave .' 

Congress St., from Lincoln st, to Hoyne av., curb, fill and macacJam. 

Congress st., Centre av. to Loomis sr., curb, fill, grade and pave 

Congress st., from Fifth av. to Franklin st., curb, grade and pave. . . 

Congress st., from Hoyne av. to Leavitt st., grade and pave 

Cornelia St., from Milwaukee to Ashland avs., curb, fill and pave 

Cornell st., from Milwaukee to Ashland avs., grade and pave 

Cottage Grove av., from Thirtieth st. to Douglas av., curb and grade 
and pave ^ 



213 

264 

264 

27 

276 

265 

295 

300 

300 

299 

299 

298 

560 

560 
120 
200 
200 

264 
265 
264 
560 

206 
458 
296 
577 
206 



198 
29 



314 
263 
300. 

71 
297 
560 
296 
198 
299 

214 
200 
174 

199 
200 
249 
298 
577 
276 
577 

299 



265 



181 



213 

264 
264 
277 
276 

295 

300 

300 

299 

299 

298 

560 

560 
120 
200 
200 

264 
265 
264 
560 

206 

296 
577 
206 
199 

198 
29 
206 

314 
263 
300 



297 
560 
296 
198 
299 

214 
200 
174 



200 
249 
298 
577 
27£ 
577 

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INDEX. 



XCV 



ORDINANCES— Street Improvements— ( Cont'd.) 



Cottage Grove av. from Douglas to Egan avs., curb, grade and pave. 

Couch Place, from State to Clark sts., grade and pave 

Court Place, from Clark to Dearborn sts., grade" and pave 

Court Place, from State to Dearborn sts 

Dearborn st., from Sixteenth to Twenty-second sts., grade and pave. 
Dearborn st, from Randolph to South Water sts., grade and pave. . . 
Dearborn av., from North Water st. to Chicago av., grade and pave. . 
Dearborn av., from Chicago av. to Division st., curb grade and pave. 
Dearborn st., from Thirty-third st. to Egan av., curb, fill and pave.. 

Dearborn av., from Chicago av. to Division St., grade and pave 

Dearborn av., from Chicago av. to ISorth av.> curb, grade and pave.. 
Dearborn st , from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-seventh St., curb 

and fill 

Dearborn st., from Thirty-third st. to Egan av., curb 

De Koven st., from Jefferson to Halsted sts., curb, fill and pave 

Depuyster st, from Desplaines to Halsted sts., grade and pave 

Desplaines st., from West Harrison to West Twelfth sts., paving. . . 
Desplaines St., from Hubbard to West Indiana fcts., grade and pave. 
Division st., from North Clark to Sedgwick sts., curb, fill and pave. 
Division St., North Branch Canal to North Branch of Chicago river, 

grade and pave 

Douglas av., from State to Halsted sts., curb, fill, grade and pave. . . 
Eighteenth st, from Ashland av. to Paulina st, curb, fill and pave.. 
Eighteenth st., from Blue Island to Ashlard aves., curb, fill & pave. 
Eighteenth st, from Halsted st. to Blue Island av., curb, fill & pave. 
Elm st., from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive, paving, repeal'g ordnc . 
-Elston av., from West Division st. to a point in the westerly line of 

gaid Elston av., straightening 

Elston av., from Milwaukee av. to 400 feet south of Division st., curb 

fill and pave 

Emma st, from Milwaukee to Ashland avs., curb, fill and pave. .. 

Erie st, from Milwaukee av. to Curtis st, curb, fill and pave 

Evergreen av., from Milwaukee av. to Leavitt st, curb, grade and 

macadamize 

Evergreen av., from Milwaukee av. to Leavitt st., curb, fill and pave 
Ewing PJace, from Robey to Leavitt sts., curb, grade and macadam. 
Ewing Place, from Robey st. to Hoyne av., curb, fill and macadam 

Fifth av., from Randolph st. to Chicago river, pave and grade 

Flournoy st, from Ogden av. to Leavitt st, curb, fill and pave 

Forquer st., from Halsted st. to Blue Island av., curb, grade & pave. 

Fourteenth st., from Blue Island to Ashland av., improving 

Fowler st,from Evergreen av. to Leavitt st, curb, grade and macad 

Fowler st., from Evergreen av. to Leavitt st., curb, fill and pave 

Franklin st., from Ontario st. to Chicago av., curb, fill and pave ... . 
Fullerton av., from Southport av. to North Branch of Chicago river, 

curb, fill, grade and pave .... 

Ganost, from Prairie to S. Park av., curb, grade and macadamize 
Goethe st., from North Wells st. to Lake Shore Drive, curb, grade 

and pave 

Grant Place, from Nor. Clark to Larrabee sts., curb, grade and pave 
Green st., from West Indiana st. to West Chicago ave., curb, fill and 

pave 

Green street, from West Lake to Fulton sts., grade and pave. . . . 
Halsted st., from West Harrison to West Twelfth st., grade and pave 
Halsted st, from West Twelfth st. to Sixteenth st. viaduct, grade 

and pave — ' 

Halsted st, from North Branch Chicago River to Division st, grade 

and pave 

Harrison st, from Ogden to Hoyne avenues, curb, fill and macadam 
Harrison st., from Hoyne ave. to Rockwell st, curb, fill and macadam 
Hermitage ave., from Jackson to West Harrison sts., improving, 

repeal ordinance 

Hobbie street, from Crosby to Larrabee sts., curb and fill 

Hoyne ave., from Bryson st. to North ave., curb, grade and macadam 

Hoyne ave., from Bryson st. to North ave., curb, fill and pave 

Hubbard st., from May st. to Ashland ave., curb, grade and pave 

Hubbard st, from Jefferson st. to Ashland ave., improvements, 

repeal ordinance 

Hubbard st., from Jefferson st. to Ashland ave., curb, fill and pave, 

repeal ordinance 

Hubbard st, from Jefferson st. to Ashland ave., curb, fill and pave, 

repeal ordinance 



299 
299 
145 
300 
99 
153 
224 
249 
263 
263 



296 
298 
153 
190 
199 
264 
314 

297 
298 
314 
200 
65 
101 

456 

29? 
276 
57^ 

98 
276 

98 
27 
145 
276 
559 
215 

98 
277 
249 

325 
300 

262 
29? 

199 
249 
153 

190 

263 
200 
249 

421 
298 
98 
276 



22 



182 



299 
299 
145 
300 
99 
153 
224 
249 
263 
263 
25 

296 
298 
153 
190 
199 
264 
314 

297 
298 
314 
200 
65 
101 

456 

297 



98 
276 

c 

27 

208 

276 

559 

215 

27 
249 

325 
300 

262 



199 
249 
153 

190 

263 
200 
249 

421 



276 
298 



22 



90 



185 



XOVI 



INDEX. 



ORDINANCES — Street Improvements— (Cont'd.) 



Hubbard st., from Jefferson st. to Ashland ave., curb, fill and pave, 

repeal ordinance 

Hubbard St., from Halsted st. to Ashland ave., establish sidewalk 

space, repeal ordinance 

Hubbard st., from Jefferson st. to Ashland ave., pave, repeal ordnc. 

Hurlbut st., from North to Fullerton avs., curb, fill and grade 

Huron st., from Milwaukee to Ashland ave., curb, fill and pave 

Illinois st., from North Clark to St. Clair sts., curb, fill, grade and 

pave 

Illinois st., from North Franklin to North Clark sts., curb, fill and 

pave 

Jackson St., from State st. to Michigan ave., grade and pave 

Jackson st., from Halsted st. to Hoyne ave., macadam 

Johnson st., from West Twelfth to West Fourteenth sts., curb and 

fill 

Keeley st., from Archer ave. to Lyman st., filling over the sewer. . . 

Kingsbury st., from Kinzie to Erie sts., curb, fill and pave 

Kinzie St., from North Clark to Rush sts., grade and pave 

Laflin st., from West Madison to West Harrison sts., curb, fill, grade 

and pave 

Lake st, from Ashland to Western avs., pave and grade 

La Salle ave., from North Water st. to Chicago ave., curb, grade and 

pave 

La Salle ave-., from Michigan st. to Chicago ave., grade and pave 

Leavitt St., from Ogden ave. to West Twelfth st., curb, fill and pave 
Leavitt st., from W. Harrison st. to Ogden ave., curb, fill and pave. . 
Leavitt st., from West Lake to West Harrison sts., curb, fill, grade 

and pave 

Le Moyne st., from Robey to Leavitt sts., ourb, fill and pave 

Le Moyne st, from Robey to Leavitt sts., curb, grade and macadam 
Liberty street, from Canal to Jefferson sts., curb, fill and pave ... . 
Macalister Place, from Centre ave. to Loomis st., grade and pave. . . 
Madison St., from Ashland to Western avs., grade and pave. ........ 

Madison st, from Sangamon st. to Ashland ave., curb ' 

Main st., from Thirty-first st to South Branch of Chicago river, 

curb, fill and pave 

Marble Place, from'Clark to Dearborn sts., grade and pave 

Marble Place, from State to Dearborn sts., grade and pave 

Mather st, fromDesplaines to Halsted sts., curb and fill 

Maxwell st., from Halsted st. to Blue Island ave., curb, fill and pave 
May St., from Fulton st. to Chicago ave., curb, fill, grade and pave-. 
May st., from West Harrison to WestTewelfth st, curb, fill and pave 

Milwaukee ave., from Union st. to Chicago ave., grade and pave 

Milwaukee ave., from West Chicago ave. to West Division St., grade 

and pave 

Milwaukee ave., from Union street to West Chicago ave., improve- 
ment, repealing ordinance 

Milwaukee ave., from Union st. to West Division st, grade and pave. 
Monroe st., from Western ave. to Rockwell st, curb, fill and pave. . . 
Morgan st, from West Twelfth to West Fourteenth sts., curb, fill 

and pave 

Nineteenth st., from Ashland to Hoyne avs., grade and macadam. . . 
North ave., from Milwaukee ave. to north branch of Chicago river, 

curb, grade and pave 

Oak street, from North Wells to Larrabee sts., grade and pave 

Oak st., from Dearborn ave. to Lake Shore Drive, curb,grade and pave 
Oak st., from North Clark and North Wells sts., curb, grade and pave 

Oak and Bryant avs., letting the contracts for improving 

Ogden ave., from W. Madison to W. Twelfth sts., curb, fill, grade 

and pave 

Ogden av., from W. Madison to W. Randolph sts.,curb,grade and pave 
Ontario st, from N. Clark to N. Market sts., curb, grade and pave. . 
Pacific ave., from Jackson to Van Buren sts., curb, grade and pave. 
Park st., from Evergreen ave. to Robey st, curb, grade & macadam 

Park st., from Evergreen ave. to Robey St., curb, fill and pave 

Paulina st., from Milwaukee to Wabansia avs., curb, fill and pave.. . 
Pearson st., from North Wells to its western terminus, curb and fill 
Peck Court, from State st. to Michigan ave., curb, grade & macadam 
Peoria st., from W. Indiana st. to Milwaukee ave., curb, fill and pave 

Polk st., from Loomis st. to Ashland ave., curb, fill and pave 

Quincy st, from State to Dearborn sts., curb, grade and pave 

Robey st., from Bryson st to North ave., curb, grade^ and macadam. 




299 
276 

212 

262 
198 
249 

206 
*96 
*63 
249 

70 
38 

263 
206 
276 



213 
277 
98 
264 
360 
191 
299 

213 



169 
276 
120 
199 



206 

421 

577 
577 



299 



199 
212 



09 



199 

293 
145 

98 
276 
577 
578 

56 
200 
212 



INDEX. 



XCVII 



ORDINANCES— Street Improvements— ( Cont'd.) 



Robey st., from W. Harrison to W. Twelfth st., curb, fill & macadam 

Robey st., from Bryson st. to North av., curb fill and pave 

Rhodes av., from University Place to its northern terminus, curb, 

grade and macadamize 

Ray av., from Prairie to South Park avs., curb, grade and macadam. 

Ritchie Place, from Goethe to Banks sts., curb, fill and grade 

Schiller st., from North Clark to North Wells sts., curb, grade and 

pave 

Schiller st., from North State st. to Lake Shore Drive, curb, fill and 

grade 

Scott st., from North State st. to Lake Shore Drive, curb, fill and 

grade : 

Sheldon st., from West Randolph to West Lake sts., curb, grade and 

pave 

Sholto st., from West Harrison to West Polk sts., curb, grade and 

pave 

Sholto st, from West Polk to West Taylor sts., curb 

Sholto st., from West Polk to West Taylor sts., grade and pave 

Spruce st., from Loomis to Lafiin sts., curb, fill and macadamize. . 
State st., from Chicago av. to Division st., curb, grade and pave.. . 

Stone st., from Division to Banks sts., curb, fill and grade 

Superior st., from Pine st. to its eastern terminus, curb, fill, grade 

and pave 

Throop st., from West Madison to West Harrison sts., curb and fill. . 
Thirty-first St., from Halsted st. to Pitney avenue, curb, fill and pave 
Thirty-fourth st., from Halsted to Auburn sts., curb, fill and pave. . 
Thirty-second street, from South Park to Cottage Grove avs., curb, 

grade and macadamize 

Thirty-seventh st., from State to Halsted sts., curb, fill and pave 

Twelfth st., from Canal st. to Blue Island av., grade and pave 

Twelfth st., from Wabash to Calumet avenues, grade and macadam. 
Twenty-first St., from State st. to Archer av., curb, fill and macadam. 
Twenty -first st., from Blue Island to Western avs., curb, fill & pave. 
Twenty-ninth st., from State st. to Wentworth av., curb, fill and pave 
Twenty-ninth st., from State st. to Cottage Grove av., grade and pave 
Twenty-second st., from Brown to Ashland av., establishing grade. . 
Twenty-second st., from Brown st. to Ashland ave., curb, fill, grade 

and pave 

Twenty-second st., from State st. to Wentworth av., grade and pave 
Twenty-second st., from Wentworth av. to South Branch of Chicago 

river, grade and pave 

Twenty-third st., from Indiana to South Park avs., curb, grade and 

pave 

Union st., from Twelfth to Meagher sts., curb, fill and pave 

Van Buren st.. La Salle and Dearborn avs., West Twelfth st. and 

Halsted st., Improvements, repealing ordinance. 

Van Buren st., from Halsted to Loomis sts., grading and paving 

Van Buren st., from Paulina st. to Western av., curb, fill, grade and 

pave 

Vernon av., from Thirtieth to Thirty-fifth sts., curb, grade and pave. 
Vincennes av., from Egan av., to a point 135 feet north, establishing 

grade 

Wabash av., from Madison to Jackson sts., grade and pave 

Wabash av., from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh street, curb, grade 

and pave 

Walnut st., from Ashland to Western avs., grade and pave 

Walton Place, from Dearborn av. to Pine St., curb, grade and pave . . 
Western av., from Ogden av. to Leavitt st., curb, grade and pave — 

Water st., from Clark to State sts., grade and pave 

Webster av., from North Clark to Halsted st., curb, grade and pave.. 

Wendell st., from North Wells to Sedgwick sts., curb and fill 

Western avenue, from West Lake to West Van Buren streets, curb, 

fill, grade and pave 

Will St., from Milwaukee av. to Augusta st., curb, fill and pave 

Willard Place, from West Washington to West Randolph st., curb, 

grade and pave 

Wisconsin st. from North Clark to Sedgwick street, curb, grade and 

pave 

Wisconsin st., improvement, ordering Com. of P. W. to let contract. 















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276 






200 
276 






300 
145 

296 

299 
296 






300 
145 
296 

299 






263 
213 






296 
263 
213 






264 
264 
577 
212 
262 
296 






264 
264 
577 
212 
262 
296 






300 
70 
224 
263 






300 
70 
224 
263 






263 
263 
153 






263 
263 
153 






263 
120 
296 
297 
298 
236 

249 
295 






263 
120 
296 
297 
298 
236 

249 
295 






300 






300 






198 
198 






198 
198 






38 
190 






38 
190 






199 

275 






199 

275 






191 
198 






191 
198 






299 
297 
298 
98 
145 
300 
298 




98 


299 
297 
298 
184 
145 
300 
298 






199 

560 






199 
560 






70 






70 






8 




60 


8 
90 







XCVIII INDEX 



ORDINANCES— Water Service Pipes. 



Ashland av., from North av. to West Clybourne Place 

Ashland av., from West Twelfth to West Twenty-second st 

Augusta st., from Milwaukee av. to Wood st 

Avon Place, from Hoyne ave. to its western terminus 

Bank, st., from North State st., to Lake Shore Drive 

Bellevue Place, from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive 

Blue Island av., from West Harrison st. to Sixteenth st. viaduct 

Brown st., from West'Taylor to West Twelfth st 

Brown st., from Twelfth to Maxwell st 

Bunker St., from Canal to Halsted sts '. 

Butterfield st., from Sixteenth to Twenty-second sts 

Cedar st., from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive 

Chestnut st. from La Salle ave. to its western terminus 

Clark st., from Jackson to Polk sts 

Clinton st. from Harrison to Twelfth sts 

Clybourn Place, from North Branch Chicago River to Ashland av. . . 

Congress st., from Lincoln st. to Hoyne av 

Congress st., from Center av. to Loomis st 

Cornelia St., from Milwaukee to Ashland avs 

Dearborn st, from Thirty-third st. to Egan av 

Dearborn st., from Twenty-second to Twenty-seventh sts 

Desplaines st., from Harrison to Twelfth sts 

Division st., from North Branch of Canal to N. Br. of Chicago river. 

Douglas avenue, from State to Halsted st 

Eighteenth st., from Halsted st. to Blue Island av 

Eighteenth st., from Blue Island to Ashland avs 

Eighteenth st., from Ashland av. to Paulina st 

Elston av., from Milwaukee av. to 933 feet south of Division st 

Emma st., from Milwaukee to Ashland avs 

Evergreen av., from Robey to Leavittsts 

Ewiug Place, from Robey to Leavitt sts 

Flournoy st., from Hoyne av. to Leavitt st 

Fowler St., from Hoyne av. to Leavitt st : 

Franklin av., from Chicago av. to Division st 

Fullerton av., from Southport av. to North Branch of Chicago river 

Grant Place, from North Clark to Larrabee st , 

Green st., from Indiana st. to Chicago river 

Harrison st., from Ogden to Hoyne avenues. 

Harrison street, from Hoyne avenue to Rockwell street 

Hobbie street, from Crosby to Larrabee streets 

Hoyne avenue, from Bryson street to North avenue 

Huron street, from Milwaukee to Ashland avenues 

Illinois street, from North Clark to Pine streets 

Laflin street, from West Madison to West Harrison streets 

Leavitt street, from West Harrison st. to Ogden avenue 

Leavitt street, from West Lake to West Harrison streets 

Leavitt street, from Ogden avenue to West Twelfth street 

Le Moyne street, from Robey to Leavitt streets. , 

Liberty street, from Canal to Jefferson streets 

Madison street, from Ashland to Western avenues , 

Main street, from Thirty-first St. to South Branch of Chicago river. , 

Mather street, from Desplaines to Halsted streets : . 

Milwaukee ave., from West Chicago ave. to West Division st ... 

Milwaukee ave., from Union st. to Chicago ave 

Morgan st., from West Twelfth to West Fourteenth streets 

North ave., from Milwaukee ave. to North Brach of Chicago river. 

Ogden ave., from West Madison to West Twelfth streets 

Park street, from Evergreen ave. to Robey st 

Peoria st., from West Indiana st. to Milwaukee ave 

Rhodes ave., from University Place to its northern terminus 

Robey street, from Bryson street to Evergreen ave 

Robey street, from West Harrison to West Twelfth sts 

Scott street, from North State st, to Lake Shore Drive 

Sheldon St., from West Randolph to West Lake streets 

Spruce st., from Loomis to Lafiin streets 

Superior street, from Pine st. to its eastern terminus 

Thirty first st., from Halsted street to Pitney Court 

Thirty-fourth st., from Halsted to Auburn sts , 

Thirty-second st., from South Park ave. to Cottage Grove ave 

Thirty-seventh street, from State to Halsted streets 

Throop street from West Madison to West Harrison streets 

Twenty-first street, from State street to Archer avenue 



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222 


235 






235 


277 






277 


248 






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313 






313 


248 






248 


235 






235 


99 






99 


248 






248 


328 






328 


2(51 






261 


313 






313 


248 






248 








313 
153 


153 






222 






222 


235 






235 


261 






261 


294 






294 


277 






277 


312 






312 


222 






222 


312 






312 


312 






312 


120 






120 


236 




236 


297 


328 






328 


313 






313 


294 






294 


60 






60 


59 






59 


294 
60 






294 
60 


313 






313 


325 






325 


313 






313: 


222 






222 


235 






235 


261 






261 


313 






313 


65 






65 


294 






294 


163 






163 


65 






65 


248 






248 


261 






261 


294 






294 


60 






60 








277 


222 






222 


261 






261 


169 






169 


223 






223 


235 






235 


120 






120 


222 






222 


174 






174 


65 






65 


56 






56 


294 






294 


65 






65 


235 






235 


261 






261 


248 






248 


248 
260 






248 
260 


312 






312 


261 






261 


277 






277 


312 






312 


153 






153 


129 






129 



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ORDINANCES— Water Service Pipes. 



Twenty-first street, from Blue Island ave. to Western ave 

/Twenty-second street, from Brown street to Ashland avenue 

Twenty-second St., from State st. to South. Branch of Chicago river 

Union st., from West Kinzie to West Erie streets 

Union St., from West Twelfth to Meager streets , 

Van Bnren st., from Paulina st. to Western avenue 

Van Buren street, from Hals- ted to Loomis streets 

Vernon ave., from Thirtieth to Thirty first sts 

Wabash ave., from Jackson to Harrison sts 

Walnut street, from Ashland to Western avtvnues 

Walton Place, from Dearborn ave. to Pine sireet 

Wendell street, from Sedgwick to North Wells streets 

Wentworth ave., from Eighteenth to Twenty-second streets 

Wentworth ave., from Thirty-third st. toEgan ave 

Western ave., from West Lake to West Van Buren sts 



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313 
235 
314 
22:! 
223 
223 
223 
294 
313 
312 
312 
294 
13 
314 
223 



313 
235 
314 
222 
223 
233 
223 
294 
313 
312 
315 
294 
13 
314 
223 



PETITIONS. 

PAGE, 

Alleyp, Fabian, W. C, for vacation of and opening new alleys in blocks 9 and 11, Johnson's sub- 
division, sec. 6.... S. and A. W. D. 23 

Alley, for vacating and opening an, in block 12, Sheffield's Addition to Chicago. . .S. and A. N. D. 543 

Alley, for opening, between Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth sts. and Wabash and Michigan 

avenues .• S. and A. S. D. 536 

Alley, for vacating an, running east and west in blk. 38 on Bloomingdale av. . . .S. and A. W. D. 474 

Alley, for opening an, betw. Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth sts. and South Park and Calumet 

avenues S. and A. S. D. 458 

Alley, to rescind in part the assessment for paving the, from Baudolph st. to Court Place betw. 

State and Dearborn sts S. and A. S . D. 390 

Alley, for planking, between Dearborn and Butterfield streets and Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth 

streets Granted. 366 

Alley, for repeal of ordinance paving, from Harrison to Taylor streets, and from Clark street to 

Fourth avenue S. and A. W. D. 340 

Alley, concerning the closing of the, between Eebecca and Fifteenth streets and Morgan and 

Centre avs S. and A. W. D. 340- 

Alley, vacation of an, located on Grand Boulevard, adjoining lots 12 and 22 in Moody's Subdi- 
vision S. and A. S. D. 317 

Alley, changing the, between Sixteenth and Seventeen streets, running east and west to Paulina 

street ' S. and A. W. D. 266 

Alley, concerning the opening of an, between Bellevue avenue and Oak street, Rush street and 

Lake Shore Drive P. W. 176 

Alley, for removal of obstructions from the, east of Morgan street between Sixteenth and Eight- 
eenth streets S. and A. W. D. 152 

Alley, vacating an, running west from the alley running south of Dudley street to Robey 

street S. and A. W. D. 149 

Alley, for opening an, between Lake and Fulton streets, and Western avenue and Artesian 

avenue S. and A . W. D. 149 

Alloy, vacating part of an, west of and parallel with Cottage Grove avenue in block 1, University 

Subdivision S. and A. S. D. 148 

Alley, opening an, from La Salle street to Wentworth avenue, between Twenty-seventh and 

Spring streets S. and A. W. D. 72 

Alley, Blair, E. F. and others, concerning, bet. Cass and Rush sts. n. of Chicago av. S.and A.N.D. 49 

Alley, repealing aud ordinance for opening and widening an, from Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth sts. 

between Indiana and Prairie avenues S. and A. S. D. 48 

Alley, vacating and opening an, in s. one-half block block 1, Assessors' Division, northwest one- 
quarter and west one-half northeast one-quarter section 32, 39, 14 40 

Alley, vacating part of an, in block 33, section 19, 39, 14 S. and A. W. D. 30 

Alley, repealing ordinance for paving, from Harrison to Polk streets, between Law avenue and 

Jefferson st P. W. 8 

Adams, F. G., concerning straighening and repairing of the dock [fronting water, lots 18, 19, 20 

and 21 in Kinzie's addition, etc Wh'fg Priv. 150 

Adams street, for opening of, from the east line of Rockwell street to west line of Cutler 

street S. and A. W. D. 156 

^lexian Brothers, for remission of Water Tax Finance 23 



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TAGE. 

Artesian Well.-, concerning the overflow from the Ponds F. and W. 435 

Ashland avenue, between Thirty-seventh and Thirty-ninth streets, residents of, asking for water 

supply P. and W. 215 

Asylum Place, concerning opening, from the river to Elston av S. andA. N. D. 361 

Avon Place, improvement of, from Hoyne av. toJLeavitt st S. and A. W. D. 105 

Ayer, J. C, for compensation for damages Finance 72 

Bates, Sergt. G. H., requesting the use of the Council Chamber, etc Granted 164 

Bean, E. 6., 158 La Salle St., for rebate of water tax paid by mistake Finance 475 

Beldcn av., Harland E., concerning the grade of S. and A. N. D. 302 

Belden av., changing gn?de, from North Clark st. lo North Park av S. and A. N. D. 165 

Bellevue Place, for stone sidewalk on, from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive P. W. 171 

Belle vue Place, paving, from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive P. W. 191 

Bellevue Place, sewer, from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive P. W. 191 

Bellevue Place, water service pipes on, from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive P. W. 192 

Blainey, Margaret, for compensation for personal injuries Jud. 201 

Bohn, Magdalena, for rebate of water tax F. and W. 149 

Bonny, C. C, repealing an ordinance for sidewalk on Mowry av S. and A. W. D. 56 

Boynton, C. W., for rebate on city tax of 1882 Finance 2:34 

Brennan, Margaret, for compensation for personal injuries Finance 583 

Bryant av., property owners on, relating to improvement of said av S. and A. S. D. 126 

Bryant av., repealing ordinance paving with sheet asphalt S. and A. S. D. 66 

Budach and Krakar, for lease of property on La Salle st W. and P. G. 48 

Butler St., opening, from Thirty -fifth to Thirty-seventh sts S. and A. S. D. 61 

Butler st., sewer on, bet. Thirty-first and Thirty-second sts S. and A S. D. 148 

Byrne, Mary, for co npenatioa for personal injuries Finance 389 

Calif orna av., for water main on, from North av. to Division st F. and W. 13 

Carroll, Mrs. Amelia, for compensation for personal injuries Finance 348 

Carswell, L. B., asking for refund of taxes paid twice Finance 56 

Carswell, L. R., rebate of tax Finance 104 

Chestnut st., from Rush to Pine sts., property owners on, in reference to gas on said st G. L. 9 

Chicago av., from California av. to Boulevard, sidewalk on, also that dumping be prohibited upon 

Chicago and California avs : P. W. 229 

C. B. & Q. R. R., asking city to pay $9715.65 expended for construction of sewers Finance 348 

Chicago and Cook County Elevated R. R. Co., Louis Wahl president of the, for the passage of an 

ordinance, authorizing said company to place their tracks on sundry sts. and avs R. R. 22 

Chicago and Cook County Passenger Railway Co., to pass an ordinance authorizing said Company 
to construct an elevated road on Dearborn or Clark streets, between Adams and Jackson 

streets S. and A. S. D. 48 

Chicago and Cook County Passenger Dummy Railway Co., permitting said Company to construct 

an elevated railroad on Market st., bet. Adams and Jackson st S. and A. S. D. 265 

Chicago Horse and Dummy Railway Co., concerning the, to lay double tracks upon Adams, 

Desplaines, etc ' R. R. 423 

Chicfigo Horse and Dummy Co., con. the laying of tracks on Western av., etc. S. & A. W. D. & S. D. 458 

C. M. &. St. P. R. R. Co., asking permission to construct an elevated railroad S. and A. W. D. 348 

Chicago University, asking for exemption of water tax F. and W. 422 

Chicago and Western R. R., terminus of, in relation to S. and A. S. D. 56 

Clark st., changing name of, to Clark av ^ S. and A. N. D. 60 

Cline, James D., for repeal of an ordinance authorizing, to pile Lumber on lots 13 and 14, bock 2, 

Sawyers addition F. and W. 9 

Clayton, Robert, for compensation for injuries Finance 149 

Clayton, Chas., for rebate of water tax on 2504, 2506, 2508 and 2510 Finance 301 

Commercial st., bet. Waubansia av. and railroad tracks, sewer on P. W. 149 

Congress st., from Centre av. to Loomis St., asking for improvements P. W. 237 

Congress St., bet. Hoyne av. and Leavitt St., to curb S. and A. W. D. 23 

Conroy, Martin, for refunding city taxes paid twice Finance 171 

Cooper, David T., to place a lamp post in front of his resturant, 129 Van Buren st Gas 545 

Cottage Place, concerning the improvement of S. and A. S. D. 72 

Crowiey Michl., for compensation for personal injuries Finance 56 

Cullerton Court, vacating S. and A. W. D. 30 

Davis, David, for refunding money for laying of sewers on Butler and Hannover sts Finance 387 

Dearborn st., from Sixteenth to Twenty-second sts., asking for repeal Of an ordinance pav- 
ing S. andA. S. D. 400 

Dearborn av., from Chicago av. to Michigan st., for imp. of, by private contract. .S. and A. N. D. 390 

Dearborn av., from North Water st. to Chicago av., paving - P. W. 207 

Demands, P. P., for compensation for damages Finance 61 

Desplaines street, between Indiana and Hubbard streets, paving P. W. 250 

Dierking, Jr., Louis, for compensation for personal injuries Finance 474 

Dogs, praying that, be muzzled while running at large Granted 140 

Dogs, to muzzle all running at large H. and C. R. 23 

Donovan, Mrs. M., for compensation for personal injuries Finance 340 

Downey, John, for refunding to him a certain sum of money paid under protest Finance 365 

Duffy, M. C. & J., for permission to pave Elm street by private contract S. and A. N. D. 105 

Duffy, M. C. & J., for compensation for work and material used Finance 165 

Dugan, B., rebate of water tax on estate of No. 60 Eighteenth Place F. and W, 148 

Efnich, G., for compensation for damages Finance 72 

Eighteenth st., from Ashland, avenue to Paulina street, for improvement of S. and A. W. D. 318 

Elliott, F. M., asking permission to repair sidewalk at 37 River street S. and A. S. D. 193 

Elm street, from Rush street to Lake Shore Drive, to repeal ordinance paving P. W. 29 

Ernst, Louis, for compensation for injuries received Finance 561 

Eugenie street, from Larrabee to North Halsted streets, for extension of S. and A. N. D. 361 

Fairfield avenue, water pipes on F. and W. 489 



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PAGE. 

Fairfield ave., from north line to the centre line of Howard street, opening S. and A. W. D. 237 

Findley, Margaret, for compensation for injuries Finance 158 

Fire boats," concerning and asking for an appropriation of $25,000 Finance 413 

Fire-works, on July 4th, for sale of F. and W. 40 

First Regiment, I. N. G., for remission of taxes Jud. 22 

Fourteenth st., from Blue Island ave. to Ashland ave., for improvement Passed 215 

Franklin street to Madison street, extension of S. and A. W. D. 49 

Front street, sewer on P. W. 125 

Fullerton avenue, from Elston ave. to Western ave., sidewalk on P. W. 13 

Fullerton ave., from Clark to Halsted sts. and on Larrabee st. from Fullerton to Belden avs., 

concerning the grade of S. and A. N. D. 175 

Gage, H. H., asking to repair sidewalk in front of his property S. and A. W. D. 175 

Calvin, John, asking permission to repair sidewalk in front of 168 Michigan ave . . S. and A. S. D. 171 
■Gano st., from Prairie ave. to South Park ave., to be established at nine feet, sidewalk space 

on Filled 66 

George street, to remove obstructions from S. and A. W. D. 149 

'Granger st., asking tbe change of the name of, to that of Beethoven Place S. and A. N. D. 349 

Greenbaum Sons, for rebate of taxes paid twice Finance 234 

<3rey, Chas., for permission to repair sidewalk on northwest corner of Wabash avenue and Van 

Buren street * S. and A. S. D. 171 

Gunning & Co., R. J., for permission for placing advertisements on bridge abutments. .H. and B. 125 

Halsted st. and Canalport ave., for removal of street cars from the corner of S. and A. W. D. 105 

Halsted st., between Harrison and Twelfth st., for an order to stay proceedings in relation to 

the improvement of S. and A. W. D. 266 

Halsted, Mrs. Ann, for refunding of city tax erroneously assessed Finance 320 

Hamilton ave. to Van Buren st., extension of P. W. 40 

Haynes Court, from Archer avenue to Lyman street, opening, etc S. and A. S. D. 14 

Hickey, Mrs., for rebate of water tax on No. 18 Edwards street F. and W. 132 

Historical Society, for remission of taxes Finance 104 

Hitt, R., for refunding of taxes paid twice Finance 40 

Hurlbut street, from Belden to Fullerton avenues, improvement of S. and A. N. D. 49 

Idaho street, from West Harrison to West Van Buren streets, for an ordinance establishing 

sidewalk space on S. and A. W. D. 544 

Jackson, J. D., for rebate on water tax on sub-lot 2, lots 11 and 12, block 2, Myrick's second 

Addition F. and W. 48 

•Jackson, C. W., concerning rebate on water tax of F. and W. 202 

Jackson street, asking that, be straigntened atHoyne avenue S. and A. W. D. 

Jefferson, concerning the village of, to supply with lake water F. and W. 301 

Jamerson, Jas., for remission of a fine Jud. 149 

Johnson, Mrs., for rebate of water tax on 103 Eleventh street F. and W. 237 

Johnson, Mr., for remission of water tax on 103 Eleventh street F. and W. 125 

Johnson, W. H., for refunding of city tax erroneously assessed Finance 320 

Johnson Place, from Thirty-seventh to Thirty-eighth streets, for an ordinance to curb, grade 

and pave S. and A. S. D. 561 

J unk boat owners, for a remission of their license fee License 14 

Kane, Mrs., for rebate of taxes paid twice Finance 162 

Karg, A. A., for compensation for a broken crutch Jud. 340 

Kinzie and Wells streets, concerning express stand corner of S. and A. N. D. 150 

Kinzie street, from Clark to Rush streets, for improving with six inch cedar blocks, etc. . P. W. 230 

KraefE t, Theodore, for the remission of a fine Finance 14 

Laflin street, between Madison and Harrison streets, for repeal of ordinance to pave with cedar 

blocks S. and A. W. D. 401 

Lake Park av., asking permission to remove sidewalk and relay the same on S. and A. S. D. 193 

Lawley, Eliza, for rebate of pool table license. . Licenses 143 

Leavitt st., from Ogden av. to Twelfth st., concerning water mains on F and W. 175 

Leckie, Eveline M., for compensation for personal injuries received Finance 157 

Leland, W. F., for permission to place a boiler in the alley of the rear of the Leland 

House S. and A. S. D. 48 

Liberty st., from Canal to Jefferson st., for improvement of Passed 251 

Licenses, for reduction of billiard and pool . Licenses 475 

Lincoln Park Commissioners, in relation to grade on Belden av S. and A. N. D. 251 

Lowenthal, Max, refunding money paid for a saloon license Licenses 125 

Loomis St., from Twelfth st. to Blue Island av., gas on P. W. 48 

McCourtie and J. G, McCarthy, for vacating alley and opening new alley in block 18, see sub- 
division, sec. 12 S. and A. W. D. 56 

Mackey, Pat, for remission of water tax F. and W. 61 

Madison st., bet. Sangamon st. and Ashland av., staying proceedings in Imp. of . .S. and A. W. D. 366 

Maplewood av., bet. Fulton and Lake sts., water pipes on F. and W. 49 

Marks, Benjamin, for compensation for loss of horse Finance 338 

Meek, W. S., concerning the laying of a side track running to his elevator S. and A. W. D. 459 

Miller, Ann, for compensation for personal injuries Finanee 156 

Monroe St., from Troop to Halsted sts., concerning the improvement of S. and A. W. D. 9 

Monroe st., extending sewer, 150 feet on Colorado av .P. W. 563 

Mulvihill, P. N., for compensation for injuries received as Policeman Finance 56 

Murphy, Thos. Bailey, relative to special assessment on lots 1 and 2 Honore's subdivision of 

Tiernans subdivision Local Assts 561 

Newberry av., concerning the improvement of Passed 580 

Nolan, Margaret, for compensation for injuries* Finance 148 

Oak st., bet. Dearborn av. and Lake Shore Drive, to repeal ordinance for paving. S. and A. W. D. 436 

O'Brien, Mrs. John, for compensation for loss of horse carriage and harness Jud. 462 

Olsen, Amelia, to offer reward for the murderer of Granted 361 



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PAGE.. 

Ormsby, M. M., in refference to exhibiting a model of a tire escape and Hook and Ladder 

combined , P. and W. 213 

Owasco St., bet. Washtenaw and California avs., asking for opening of S. and A. W. D. 156 

Patterson, R. H., to replace gas lamps now in use with new ones and to keep them in order, 

provided he is allowed to use them for advertising purposes Gas 348- 

P. Ft. W. & C. R. R., concerning the, placing a protection wall, etc S. and A. W. D. 389 

Police Station, for a, on Cottage Grove av. near Thirty-seventh st Police 361 

Police Station, asking for the location of a, in the vicinity of Ogden av. and Twelfth st Police 401 

Popular av., sewer on, from Thirtieth to Thirty -first st S. and A. S. D. 148 

Prentice Chas., for compensation for bodily injuries Finance 49' 

Quincy st., bet. La Salle and Franklin St., repealing ordinance for paving S. and A. S. D. 40 

(^uincy st., for extending, to repeal the ordinance S. and A. W. D. 507 

(Juincy St., bet. Desplaines and Halsted sts., for repeal of ordinance opening S. and A. W. D. 544 

Rabe, Henry, for compensation for loss of horse Finance 149' 

Railroad track, now crossing Carroll avenue, etc., praying for passage of an ordinance to re- 
move a S. aiid A. W.'D. 250 

Ray av., for repeal of ordinance to macadamize and flag with stone the sidewalk on.S. & A. S. D. 475= 

Ray av., from Prairie to South Park avs., for sidewalk on S. and A. S. D. 66; 

Rebecca st., concerning an approach or outlet from, to Centre av ' S. and A. W. D. 413 

Riefersehied, Wm. and. T. J. Coffy, concerning bridge guard H. and B. 230' 

River st., concerning the change of name of, to Wabash av. and the numbering of Wabash 

avenue S. and A. S. D. 580- 

River st., for temporary sidewalk at Nos. 33, 35 and 39 S. and A. S. D. 164 

Ryan and O'Brien, to refund taxes paid twice Finance 66- 

Schooler, Lawrence, for compensation for injuries Finance 104 

Schooler, L., for compensation for personal injuries received Finance 174 

Scott st., for improveing ; Passed 243 

Scott st, from State st. to Lake Shore Drive, concerning sidewalk space on P. W. 579 ; 

Seventeenth st., bet. Centre av. and Fisk st., sewer on S. and A. W. D. 164. 

Sexton, P. J., for compensation for extras on new City Hall Finance 251 

Sexton, P. J., for compensation for work on rotunda of City Hall P. B. 156 

Shailand, Mrs. Anna, for compensation for the death of her sister Emelia Olsen Finance 165- 

Shepard, W. H., for compensation for broken hack and injuries to horses Finance 234- 

Shepard, W. H., for compensation for loss of horse and broken hack Finance 338 

Sixteenth st., from Indiana to Michigan avs., asking for the construction of sewer on.. S. and A.SD. 413 

Sixteenth st., opening from its present terminus to Fisk st S. and A. W. D. 545> 

Smith & O'Learey, to erect a bridge gate at Adams street bridge P. W. 145. 

Smoke ordinance, concerning the repeal of H. and C. R. 157 

Smoke ordinance, protesting against repeal of — H. and C. R. 174 

Smoke ordinance, owners of tugs asking for amendment H. and C. R. 43J* 

Stein street, asking for sewer on P. W. 349' 

Stephens, Edward, for compensation for injuries received. . . ., Finance 170 

Streeter, A. W., for compensation for injuries Finance 388' 

Taxes, to refund on lot 10, block 17, S. S. Addition Finance 13 

Taylor street, for bridge over river at the foot of H. and B. 423 

Tebbetts, Hy. H., for payment of claim Finance 170 

Thirty-second street, from Clark street to Wentworth avenue St. and A. S. D. 61 

Thirty-seventh st., concerning the improvement of St. and A. S. D. 72 

Thirty-seventh street, concerning sewer from Shields ave. to Wallace st P. W. 422 

Twenty -fifth street, for sidewalk from Trumbull to Central Park avenues P. W. 170 

Union Iron and Steel Works, granting right to lay tracks, etc R. R. 214 

Union Iron and Steel Works, for passage of ordinance concerning the laying of tracks 317 

Union Steamboat Company, for repair of sidewalk on Market street St. and A. S. D. 545 

Union street, sidewalk on, between Ohio and Erie streets, concerning St. and A. W. D. 48 

Van Derpoele, Electric Light Co., erecting a light mast, etc F. and W. 579 

Van Derpoele Electric Light Co., erecting a light mast for support of electric lights. . .F. and W. 535 
Vernon ave., between Thirty-first and Thirty-fifth sts., for repeal of ordinance for drains 

on St and A. S. I). 8 

Viaduct, for approach from Sixteenth street to Centre avenue St. and A. W. D. 436 

Viaduct, for repealing an ordinance for extension of, on Twelfth street St. and A. W. D. 72~ 

Vincennes ave., for raising erade of north of Thirty -ninth st St. and A. S. D. 148 

Wabash ave., for repeal of ordinance for stone sidewalk from Twenty-third to Thirty-fifth 

streets St. and A. S. I). 8 

Wabash ave., for sidewalk south of Twenty-first st. at the curb line P. W. 61 

Wabash ave., for repeal of ordnc. for paving of from Thirty -fifth to Thirty-seventh sts 580- 

Wakeman, Z. W., for compensation for personal injuries Finance 201 

Warren ave., for improving between Ogden avenue and Leavitt street St. and A. W. D. 388 

Warren ave., for water supply 3u0 feet west of California avenue F. and W. 202 

Waugh, Dr. Thos., for pay of services rendered Finance 318 

Wells and Division streets, for raising grade at intersections St. and A. N. D. 267 

Wentworth avenue, for sewer on, between Thirty-third to Thirty-ninth sts St. and A. S. D. 329 

Western Indiana Railroad, concerning the terminus of St. and A. S. D. 61 

Western ave., near St. Malachy's Church, for lamps G. L. 156 

West Side Park Com., for change of grade at Washington and California avs St. and A. W. D. 174 

Wheeler, M., concerning bridge protection gate H. and B. 213 

Whitfield, G. W., for compensation for injuries Finance 211 

Williams, Agnes, for compensation for injuries Finance 317 

Willoughby, Hill & Co., for erection of masts to carry electric lights F. and W. 535 

Wright, Edwin H., for compensation for injuries Finance 201 

Wright, Jas., for rebate of a pool table license. . . Finance 389 

Zimmer, Mrs. Michael, for compensation for injuries Finance 129 

Zion Place, for sewer on P. W. 23 



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REMONSTRANCE. 

PAGE- 

Chicago & Evanston R. R. tracks, against extension R. R. 171 

Chicago & Evanston R. R. tracks, against extension R. R. 214 

C. M.S St. P. R. R. Co., against laying tracks, etc R. R. 13 

Citizens Association, against ordinance giving certain privileges to C. & E. R. R. Co 283 

Elevated Railways, against construction of R. R. 22 

Elevated Railways, on West Polk st, against construction of R. R. 40 

Elevated Railways, against giving franchises to on West Madison st R. R. 48 

Elevated Railways, against erection of on public street S. and A. S. D. ' 61 

Elevated Railways, against temporary erection of Con. in 181 

Harper Bill, concerning Pub. and Filed 46 

Improving Alley, from Dearborn av. to State St., bet. Illinois and Indiana sts S. and A. N. D. 390 

Improving Alley in Geo. Smith's addition S. and A. J8. £). 256 

Improving Alley, bet. Park av. and Lake st. and Hoyne av. and Leavitt st S. and A. W. D. 544 

Improving Alley, vacating of bet. Sixteenth and Seventeenth sts. and Paulina st. and Ashland 

avenue S . and A. W. D. 318 

Improving Alley, from Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth sts. bet. Indiana andPrairie avs. .S. & A. S. D. [22 
Improving Alley, from Van Buren st. to Eldridge Court and bet. Wabash avenue and State 

street S. and A. S. D. 389 

Improving Avon Place and for repeal of ordinance S. and A. W. D. 423 

Improving Bellevue Place, from Rush st. to Lake Shore Drive S. and A. N. D. 361 

Improving Blue Island av., from Harrison to Fifteenth St., etc S. and A. W. D. 388 

Improving Blue Island av., south of Twelfth st S. and A. W. D. 348 

Improving Carpenter st S. and A. W. D. 348 

Improving Carpenter st S. and A. W. D. 486 

Improving Dearborn st., from Randolph to South Water st S. and A. S. D. 265 

Improving DeKoven st., from Desplaines to Halsted st S. and A. W. D. 250 

Improving Eighteenth st., from Ashland av. to Paulina st S. and A. W. D. 361 

Improving Emma st S. and A. W. D. 361 

Improving Erie st., from Milwaukee av. to North Branch Chicago River S. and A. W. D. 349 

Improving Eugene St., from western terminus to Halsted st S. and A. N. D. 435 

Improving Evergreen av., Robey St., Hoyne av., Seymour and Fowler sts Filed 388 

Improving Flourney st., and asking stay of proceedings 366 

Improving Fourteenth st., from Canal st. to Blue Island av S. and A. W. D. 318 

Improving Francisco St., against opening S. and A. W. D. 67 

Improving Fulton st 475- 

Improving Green st., from Indiana st. to Chicago av S. and A. W. D. 349 

Improving Jackson st. in 1884 S. and A . W. D. 348 

Improving Jackson st., bet. Halsted st. and Hoyne av S. and A. W. D. 388 

Improving Johnson st., from Maxwell to Fourteenth S. and A. W. D. 318 

Improving Laflin st., from Madison to Harrison sts S. annA. W. D. 266. 

Improving Main st., from South Branch Chicago River to Thirl y-first st S. and A. S. D. 348 

Improving Maxwell st S. and A. W. D. 348 

Improving Nineteeth st S. and A. W. D. 207 

Improving Nineteenth st., from Robey to Blue Island ave S. and A. W. D. 317 

Improving Peoria st., from Milwaukee ave. to Indiana st S. and A. W. D. 413 

Improving Polk St., from Ogden to Western avenues S. and A. W. D. 361 

Improving Prairie avenue S. and A. S. D. 22 

Improving Prairie ave., from Sixteenth to Thirty-first sts S. and A. S. D. 436 

Improving Ray avenue S. and A. S. D. 348 

Improving Schiller st., from North Clark to North Wells sts 387* 

Improving Sholto street." S . and A . W . D . 348 

Improving Twenty-first St., from Blue Island to Western avenues S. and A. W. D. 348' 

Improving Twenty-second street with granite block S. and A. W. D. 389 

Improving Union st., against, for the period of two years 348 

Improving Vernon ave . , from Thirtieth to Thirty -first sts S . and A . S . D . 436 

Improving Walton Place S.andA. N. D. 366 

Improving Wisconsin st., between Sedgwick and North Clark Finance 474 

Judges of election in the Eighteenth Ward, concerning appointment Elections 476 

Lamps on Leavitt st., between Fulton st. and Carroll ave S. and A. W. D. 401 

License year, against, ordinance changing time of Laid over and Pub. 34 

Lumber yard, against, establishing on corner Jefferson and Polk sts F. and W. 40 

Union Iron and Steel Works, against granting franchise to lay tracks on Ashland ave R. R. 214 



CIV 



INDEX 



RESOLUTIONS. 



Amateur Base Ball Club, permission to maintain grounds 

Alderman John H. Foley, concerning death of 

Alderman J. E. Geohegan, concerning death of 

Appointment of persons to investigate devices for consuming smoke 

Bailiffs of Police Courts required to settle their accounts 

Bill No. 260 pending in Congress before the H. of R 

Board of Education, to furnish Council with list of school lands . 

Boats of heavy tonnage compelled to use assistance of tugs 

Bridge at Rash street, authority to construct 

Carroll avenue, concerning removal of railroad tracks from 

Chicago Base Ball Club, concerning removal of fences, etc 

Chicago and Evanston R. R. Co., concerning acceptance of franchise 
Chicago Gas Light and Coke Co., concerning acceptance of proposi 

tion 

C. & N. W. R. R. Co., placing gates at certain streets , 

C. & W. Ind. R. R. Co., concerning sale of certain lots 

City offices to be closed on St. Patrick's day 

City offices to be closed for half a day preceeding Christmas 

City offices to be closed on Decoration day 

Committee room to be fitted up and furnished 

Columbus & Chicago & Indiana Central Railway Company and M, 

& St. P. R. R. Co., placing gates at certain streets 

Comptroller, to advertise for leasing ground on corner Adams and 

La Salle streets 7 

Comptroller, to ascertain terms of Gas Companies for furnishing city 

with gas 

Congress St., from Halsted to Loomis sts., improvement of 

Council Committees, appointment of, concerning 

Contracts for stone cutting, masonry, etc., to be let under eight hour 

law . . . . 

Dead bodies found within city limits, concerning 

Estimates for the year 1884, concerning heads of departments in 

making 

Exposition Company, concerning rent due from .' 

Fire and police men, employment of, at mechanical labor 

Fire escapes, enforcement of Sec. 1063 of Municipal Code 

Fire works, concerning sale of, on 4th of July 

Gas used by city, measuring of 

Gas, concerning price paid by city 

Gas mains, concerning the pumping of leakings from 

Guards at railroad crossings, in relation to 

Harbor Masters, services to be continued of Carey and Waterholder. 
Harbor Masters, services to be continued of Carey and Waterholder. 

Harper Bill, concerning 

Health Department, concerning unexpected balances 

Health Department, concerning charges made against 

Horse car facilities, concerning in West Division 

Hoyne, Hon. Thos., relative death of 

Improving Laflin street, from Madison to Harrison streets 

Improving Laflin st., from Madison to Harrison sts., staying pro- 
ceedings 

Improving Twenty-second st., from Wentworth ave. to river 

Improving Willard Place, from Washington to Randolph sts 

Industrial Exposition Co . , Mayor authorized to make agreement with 
Judges of the Supreme Court, concerning early decision on Harper 

•Bill 

Knights of Pythias, concerning holiday convention 

Lease to city property, corner Adams and La Salle, concerning 

Leasing by Battery "D" of certain premises to J. B. Jefferey 

Licenses of Club Houses, concerning 

Lighting with electricity certain portions of the city, concerning 

Municipal Code, concerning violation of Sec. 1839 

New City Hall, concerning completion of 

New City Hall, concerning completion of 

0*Donnell's trial and sentence, concerning 

Ogden avenue, concerning obstructions on. 

Opening and straightening Ashland ave. between Thirty-first and 

Michigan Canal 

Pretzel, Carl, referring to his benefit 

Railroad Committee to report on ordinance concerning West Div. 

Railway Co. franchise 

Railroad tracks on Carroll ave., bet. May and Ann s,ts., concerning. 



Presented. 


Reported. 


Referred. 


Passed. 


544 






544 


465 






465 


427 






427 


551 






551 


512 




512 


548 


409 


556 


409 




365 


549 


365 


549 


432 


512 


422 




246 






246 


408 






408 


506 
305 




506 




581 




581 




388 




388 




118 








458 




458 




301 








15 






15 


22 






22 


388 




388 




582 








366 




366 




105 




105 




2 






2 


413 




413 


549 


412 






412 


329 






329 


348 










87 






267 


394 


267 




49 






49 


251 




251 






551 






561 






561 


40 




40 


331 


201 






201 


329 


395 


329 


395 


367 




367 




152 






152 


401 


551 


401 




-66 






66 


90 






96 


48 




48 




266 




266 




545 






545 


30 




30 




357 






357 


390 






436 


545 






545 


512 


546 


512 




340 






340 


178 






178 


581 






581 


126 






126 


48 




48 




125 






125 


266 






266 


506 






506 


23 


88 


23 


131 


251 






251 


422 






422 


350 






350 



INDEX. 



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-PAGE. 



ORDINANCES— Resolutions— {Continued.) 



•Salaries paid employees of water office, concerning 

Saloon and dram shop licenses, concerning revenue derived from. . . 

Saloon licenses, concerning rebate 

Senate Bill 82, requesting Legislature to pass it 

Sequestered property, concerning taxation of 

Sewers on Milwaukee ave., Chicago ave. and Indiana st 

Sewers on West Indiana street 

Sewers on West Indiana St., inquiring of Dept. P. W. concerning.. 

Sewers, in relation to 

Sidewalks on Twenty-sixth street, concerning 

Sidewalks, relative removal of obstructions from 

•Special assessments, concerning cost of collection 

Special assessments for building and repairing wooden sidewalks 

and concerning notices thereof 

Shutting off water, concerning 

Smoke burners, requesting Mayor to examine 

Smoke consumers, concerning 

Standard time, relative to 

State Fair, concerning close of city offices for one day, to visit, etc.. 

Telegraph Companies, concerning suits of city against 

Telegrapher's strike, relating to 

Viaducts at Halsjed st., Chicago ave., Sixteenth st. and Centre ave., 

concerning construction 

Viaduct at Halsted st. and Chicago ave., concerning beginning of 

construction 

Water supply system, concerning extension of 

Water taxes, concerning rebate of, to charitable institutions 

Wheeler, Wm., relating to death of 

World's Exposition by colored people to be held in Exposition Hall. 
Woodman, Chas. L., relative to death of 



SELECT COMMITTEES. 



Aid. John H. Foley, deceased, select committee to accompany the body to Buffalo, N. Y 467 

Aid. J.-E. Geohegan, deceased, select committee to escort remains, etc 428 

Committee Room, select committee to choose 30 

Council rules to be prepared by 67 

Election returns of election held April 5, 1884, to be canvassed by 585 

New City Hall, communication from Department P. W. referred to select committee 62 

New Council Chamber, select committee to inspect 176 

Rush street bridge, construction of double roadway 246 

Rush street bridge, to consider the advisability of building 233 

Settlement of claims of Ed. W. Murphy, Louis E. Ernst and Michael Sheehan 219 

Theatres, halls, etc., to inspect 329 

Water rates, ordinance referring to 62 



SERGEANT- AT-ARMS. 

Election of • : 2 

Salary of , 2 



SUPERINTENDENT FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

Report from, relative Mutual Union Telegraph Co.'s route of poles south of Van Buren street. . . 246 



Presented. 


Reported. 


Referred. 


Passed. 


m 
r3 


Reconsidered. 


Recommitted. 


486 






486 








348 




348 










546 






546 








23 






23 








g 


237 


8 




436 






219 




219 










125 






125 




% 






98 














90 












318 






318 








545 






545 








172 






172 








562 






562 








346 






346 








422 






422 








164 




164 










217 






217 








147 






147 








214 




214 










124 






124 








188 






215 




195 




142 














251 




251 










48 






48 








15 






15 








561 






561 








580 






580 









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INDEX. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE. 

PAGE. 

Communication and resolution from, concerning the new morgue and dead bodies found within 

the limits of the city 41£ 

Report for quarter ending June 30, 1883 118 

Report for quarter ending September 30, 1883 211 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1884 558 



May 14,] 



1 



[1883, 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING 



I^LjS^IT 1833. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

The Clerk called the roll of the old Council 
and there were 

Present— Aldermen Dixon, Wickershanr, Ap- 
pleton, Sanders, Phelps, Shorey, Wetherell, 
Foss, Sheridan, Burke, Altpeter, Cullerton, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Purcell, Lawler, Gaynor, 
Nelson, White, Bond, Everett, Marder, Wanzer, 
Dalton, Ryan, Meyer (15th Ward), Quinn, 
Meier (16th Ward), Golvin, Sweeney and Blair. 

Absent— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Peevey, Dean, Hirsch, Barrett and Geohegan. 

Aid. Shorey in the chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held May 7th and of the ad- 
journed meeting held May 11th, be approved 
without being read. 

Agreed to. 

By consent, Aid. Blair presented a report 
from the Committee on Finance concerning 
the money in the City Treasury, which was 

Published and placed on file. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Alderman of the City of 

Chicago, in Council Assembled. 

Your Committee on Finance, in accordance 
with law, respectfully report that we find in 
the following named banks, t© the credit of 
Rudolf Brand, City Treasurer, the following 
specified amounts, as verified by cashiers' 
certificates hereto attached, viz : 

International Bank $ 75,000.00 

Corn Exchange Bank 398,365.82 

H. J. Christoph's Bank 107,739.35 

National Bank of Illinois 339,373.68 

Commercial National Bank 178,923.15 

$1,099,402.00 



45,115. 



Bank notes, greenbacks, coin, sun. 
dry paid vouchers, checks and 
cash items, in the hands of the 
City Treasurer 



$1,144,517.36 

The same being the amount as called for by 
the books of the Comptroller. 

Frank M. Blair, 
E. F. Cullerton, 
Geo. E. White. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the outgoing Alder- 
men vacate their seats and conduct the newly 
elected Aldermen to their seats. 

So ordered. 

The Clerk ©ailed the roll of the new Council 
and there were 

Present— His Honor, the Mayor, and Al- 
dermen Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ap- 
pleton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Bond, Simons, Marder Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan and 
Manierre. 

Absent— Aid. Walsh. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Car- 
ter H. Harrison as Mayor in the penal sum of 
$10,000, and signed by Rudolf Brand and Geo. 
Sherwood as sureties. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of John 
M. Dunphy, as City Treasurer in the penal sum 
of five million dollars, and signed by Columbus 
R. Cammings, Charles B. Farwell, David Kelly, 



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[1883. 



Nathan Oorwith, William B. Howard, Charles 
A. Munn, William O. D. Grannis and John H. 
Dwight, as sureties. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of John 
G. Neumeister as City Clerk, in the penal sum 
of five thousand dollars and signed by Rudolf 
Brand and George Neumeister, as sureties. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the Council do now 
proceed to the election of a Sergeant-at-Arms. 
Agreed to. 

Aid. Dixon nominated John Long. 
Aid. Hildreth nominated James McHale. 
The Council then proceeded to a ballot, with 
the following result: 

Whole number of votes cast 34 

John Long received 25 

James McHale received 9 

Aid. Dixon moved that John Long be declared 
duly elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the City 
Council for the ensuing two years. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order concerning 
the pay of the Sergeant-at-Arms, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dal ton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the salary of the Sergeant-at- 
Arms of the City Council be the same as the 
Messenger of the City Clerk, and that the same 
be taken from any moneys not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules of the last 
Council, except rule 46, be adopted as the rules 
of this Council. 

Aid. Ryan presented, as an amendment to the 
motion, a resolution requesting the Mayor to 
report a list of Standing Committees. 

Aid. Cullerton presented, as a substitute, a 
list of Standing Committees, and moved its 
adoption. 

Aid. Dixon moved to lay the substitute on the 
table, and his motion prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Riordan, Lawler, 
Gaynor, Foley, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Ryan, Schack, Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 20. 

Nays— Apple ton, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerlon, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Purcell, White, Dalton, 
Lyke, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Geohe- 
gan— 15. 



Aid. Cullerton called for the previous ques- 
tion, and the call was sustained by yeas and 
nays as fellows: 

yeas— Apple ton, Follansbee, Foss, Burke, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Purcell, White, 
Simons, Hull, Dalton, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin— 18. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, 
Foley, Bond, Marder, Lyke, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan, Manierre— 17. 

The question then being on the resolution 
of Aid. Ryan, it was agreed to by yeas and 
navs as follows: 

Z^eas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Burke, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Hildreth, Purcell, White, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Geohgan, Man- 
ierre— 26. 

Nays— Shorey, Wetherell, Sheridan, Riordan, 
Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, Sweeney, Sullivan— 9. 
The following is the resolution as adopted: 
Resolved, That His Honor tne Mayor be re- 
quested to report a list of Committees of the 
City Council for the ensuing year. 

Aid. Ryan presented an ordinance relating to 
the Standing Committees of the City Council, 
and moved its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous ques- 
tion, and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the passage of the 
ordinance, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
foilows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Purcell, White, Bond, 
Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Manierre— 24. 

Nays— Dixon, Shorey, Wetherell, Riordan, 
Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, Marder, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 11. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City oj 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor is hereby em- 
powered to appoint a list of Standing Com- 
mittees for the year 1883-4. 

Section 2. That all ordinances, or parts of 
ordinanees conflicting with this ordinance, are 
hereby repealed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Appleton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Severin— 22. 

N ays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Weth- 
erell, Riordan, Lawler, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 13, 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOHN G. NEUMEISTER, 
City Clerk. 



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May 14,] 



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May 14,] 



[1888. 



May SSI,] 



5 



[1883L 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



OFFICIAL RECORD, 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersharr, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Kior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan and 
Manierre. 

Absent— Aldermen Appleton,' Wetherell, 
Burke and Hildreth. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held May 14, 1883, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted the follow- 
ing list of Standing Committees of the City 
Council, in accordance with the provisions of 
an ordinance passed May 14, 1883. 

Finance— Wickersham, Cullerton, Quinn, 
Foss and Bond. 

Judiciary— Dalton, Shorey, Walsh, Hull and 
Manierre. 

Schools— Quinn, Burke, Geohegan, Dixon and 
Schack. 

Railroads— Sheridan, Wickersham, Riordan, 
Bond and Manierre. 

Fire and Water— Ryan, Hildreth, Purcell, 
Wetherell and Marder. 

Health and County Relations— Lawler, Gay- 
nor, Appleton, White and Severin. 

«Gas Lights— Bond, Colvin, Sanders, Ryan 
and Wetherell. 

Public Buildings— Burke, Sullivan, Doerner, 
Marder and Eisfeldt. 



1 3 1 S S 3- 



Elections— Appleton, Colvin, Foley, Shorey 
and Lyke. 

Streets and Alleys, South Division— Sanders, 
Dixon, Sheridan, Follansbee and WetherelL 

Streets and Alleys, Wist Division— Hildreib, 
Doerner, Purcell, Foley, White, Simons, Hull, 
Lyke and Schack. 

Streets and Alleys, North Division— Colvin , 
Eisfeldt, Sweeney and Geohegan. 

Police— Riordan, Gaynor, Appleton, Sullivan 
and Foss. 

Wharves and Public Grounds— Purcell, Foley, 
Sweeney, Follansbee and Simons. 

Harbor and Bridges— -White, Lawler, Dalton, 
Sanders and Severin 

Markets— Gaynor, Quinn, Cullerton, Hull and 
Manierre. 

Wharjing Privileges— Sweeney, Sheridan, 
Riordan, Simons and Schack. 

Bridewell - Geohegan, Burke, Sullivan, Fol- 
lansbee and Doerner. 

Licenses— Dixon. Hildreth, Lawler, Marder 
and Eisfeldt. 

Local Assessments— Cullerton,. Ryan, Walsh, 
Shorey and Lyke. 

Printing -Foss, Dalton, Wickersham, Walsh 
and Severin. 

By consent Aid. Cullerton presented an order 
amending an order concerning the pay of the 
Sergeant-at-Arms, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to lay the order on the 
table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Pur- 
cell, Gavnor, White, Walsh, Marder, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Sullivan, Geohegan— 13. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Sheridan, Cull- 
erton, Doerner, Riordan, Foley, Bond, Simons, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Colvin, 
Sweeney— 16. 



May 21,1 



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[1883. 



Aid. Sweeney moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to lay the motion on 
t he table, which was agreed to by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas- Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Boer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, l<Ydey, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Hull, Balton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schick, Colvin, Manierre -24. 

Nays Pureell, Marder, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan -5. 

The question then being on the motion to 
pass the order, it was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
FoHansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullert on, Doerner, 
Riordan, Lawler. Gaynor, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Balton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Manierre— 27. 

Nays— Pureell, Foley, Geohegan— 3 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the action of this Council, at 
the meeting, held May 14th, 1883, relative to a 
Sergeant-at-Arms, be amended by the passage 
of the following: 

Ordered, That the Sergeant at- Arms when 
not engaged in the service of this body, shall 
report to and be assigned by the Mayor, to 
such duties as the city's service may require. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted an ordi- 
nance concerning the return of delinquent 
special assessments to the County Collector, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Dixon the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Fens— Wickersham, Bixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Boerner, 
Riordan, Lawler, Pureell, Gaynor, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Bull, Ba ton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 31. 

Ndys Foley— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of tire City of 
Clikaqo: 

Section 1. That the City Collector of the 
City of Chicago shall, on or before M ay 24, 
18b3, make a report in writing to the Treasurer, 
and ex officio County Collector of Cook County 
of all lands, town lots, and real property on 
which the said City Collector at the time of 
such report shall have been unable to collect 
special assessments, with the amount of special 
assessments due and unpaid thereon, together 
with a brief description of the nature of the 
warrant or warrants received by him authoriz- 
ing the collection thereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his reports 
of releases from the "House of Correction dur- 
ing the weeks ending May 12 and May 19, 
Avhich were 
Placed on file. 

The City Comptroller submitted his report 
of fines collected tor violations of the building 
ordinance flu ring the month of April, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Jul- 
ius S. Grinnell as City Attorney, in the penal 
sum of £5,000, signed by F. S. Winston, Jr. and 
and Francis Adams as sureties. 

Aid. Bixon moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 



The Clerk presented a notice served on him 
in the matter of the contest of M. J. Bewald 
VS. .Henry Severin for the seat of the Alderman 
of the 16th Ward, etc., which Avas 

Referred to the Committee on Elections. 

By consent, Aid. Geohegan presented the 
affidavit of Lawrence M. Ennis, in the matter 
of the contest of M. J. Bewald, vs. Henry Sev- 
erin, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Elections. 

The Bepartment of Public Works submitted 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Hudson avenue, from Connor street 
to Siegel street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Quinn, the ordinance was put upon it passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Bixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Boer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Balton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 3<J. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Lewis street, from Webster avenue to 
Belden avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eisfeldt, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Peas— Wickersham, Bixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Boer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Balton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays -None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Belden avenue from Lincoln avenue 
to Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Quinn the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Bixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Boerner, 
Riordan, Lawler, Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Mardrr, Hull, 
Balton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Hoyne avenue, from West 21st street 
to West Twenty-Second street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Boerner the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas -Wickersham, Bixon, Sanders. Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Boerner, 
Riordan, Lawler, pureell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn," Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre — 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Clinton street, from West Harrison 
street to West Twelfth street. 
> By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Pureell. the ordinance was put upon its pass- 



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age, and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

IVd.s Wk-kersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee. Foss, Sheridan, Gullerton, Doer- 
ner Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Harder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Kisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 
Nq/ys —None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of West Water street, from West 
Madison street to West Washington street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Oavnor, the ordinance was put upon ils pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss. Sheridan, Gullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Suillvan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 
x Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Sacramento street, from West 
Madison street to Colorado avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hull, the ordinance was put upon its passag e 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Hoyne avenue, from Hubbard street 
to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Dalton the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin?, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan 
Manierre— 32. 

iVays-None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Waldo place, from Desplaines street to 
Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Foley the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn. Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Sheldon street, from West Randolph 
street to West Lake street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Bond the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 



White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan 
Manierre— 32. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Boston avenue from Desplaines street 
to Halsted street. 

By imanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Gaynor the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 'Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for seven lamp-posts 
on Newberry avenue, from Wt st Sixteenth 
to West Eighteenth street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Riordan the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan. 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays—None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for eleven lamp- 
posts on Johnson street, from West Eighteenth 
street to West Twenty-First street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders. Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond. Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for seventeen lamp 
posts on West Twenty-First street, from John- 
son street to May street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Doerner, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White,- Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six lamp posts on 
West Congress street from Hoyne avenue to 
Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Marder, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre- 32. 

Nays — None. 



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ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for twelve lamp posts 
on West Adams sired from Morgan street to 
Ashland uremic 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foley, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Fleas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan. Lawler, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Qninn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
M anierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for three lamp posts 
on North avenue from North State street to 
Dearborn avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Severin, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wick ersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, arder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for twelve lamp post's 
on North State street from Schiller street to 
North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Colvin, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss. Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, LaAvler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons. Ma*der, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving Wisconsin street from North Clark 
street to Sedgwick street. 

By unanimous consem, on motion of Aid. 
Quinn, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney. Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32 . 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance establishing sidewalk space on 
Elston avenue from West Division street to 
North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Pureed, Gaynor, Foiey, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisteldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Ch icago : 

Section 1. That the sidewalk space on Els- 
ton avenue, from West Division street to 



North avenue, be and the same is hereby estab- 
lished at sixteen (10) feet. 

Sections. That all ordinances, or parts of 
ordinances, conflicting with this ordinance be- 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in forcer 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report in answer to an order inquiring why 
all the lamps on the boulevards are lighted, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES.. 

Aid. Foss presented a petition for repeal of 
ordinance tor stone sidewalk on Wabash ave- 
nue, from Twenty-Third street to Thirty-Fifth 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

Aid. Foss presented an order to stay collec- 
tion of an assessment I or water service pipes 
on Vernon avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Collector be and he is: 
hereby directed not to return the special as- 
sessment for water service pipes on Vernon 
avenue, from Thirty-First street to Douglas 
avenue to the County Collector until after 
March j, 1884. 

Aid. Foss presented a petition for repeal of 
ordinances for drains and water service pipes, 
on Vernon avenue, between Thirty-First and 
Thirty-Fifth streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a preamble and 
resolution concerning taxation of sequestered 
property; etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Assess- 
ments. 



Aid. Riordan presented an order for a bridge 
over an alley in block 15, Johnson and Lee's. 
Addition, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Purcell presented an order for improve- 
ment of Twelfth street from Canal street to 
Lumber street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby directed to fortwith 
let the contract for paving West Twelfth street,, 
between Canal street and Lumber street, as 
the assessment is complete and the city's por- 
tion of the same is nominal, if any, 

Provided, That if the Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy R. Li. Co. do proceed to build the 
viaduct there immediately, then this . order 
shall not be entorced. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order for lamps on 
Congress street, from Halsted street to. Sanga- 
mon street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Lawler presented a petition for repeal 
of ordinance for paving an alley from Harri- 
son to Polk streets, between Law avenue 
and Jeff ex-son street, and an ordinance to repeal 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

1', -as— Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan. Cullerton Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Pnrcell, Gaynor, Foley. 
White, -Walsh, Bond, Simons. Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 
Nays— None. 

The following- is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

That the ordinance for paving an alley, from 
Harrison street to Polk street, between Law 
avenue and Jefferson street, be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 

Aid. Bond presentei a petition and order 
concerning the improvement of West Monroe 
street, from Throop street to Halsted street. 

Aid. Bond moved that the order be passed. 

Aid. Hull moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Bond moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting the ordinance on 
its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Sheridan, Gay- 
nor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan Manierre — 13. 

Nays — Dixon, Foss, Doerner, Riordan, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Eisfeldt Severin— 14. 

The order was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Bond presented a petition for the repeal 
of an order, authorizing James D. Cline, to pile 
lumber on lots 13 and 14, block 2, Sawyer's 
Addition, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Simons presenced an order directing the 
West Division Railway Co. to sprinkle West 
Lake street, and moved its passage: 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works" notify the West Division Horse Rail- 
way Co., to sprinkle their tracks on West Lake 
street, and if the said order is not complied 
with at once, the Commissioner of Public 
Works is instructed to enjoin them from laying 
the cobblestone in their railroad tracks. 

Aid. Simons presented and order for a flag- 
man at the corner of Elizabeth and Kinzie 
streets, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Colvin moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Simons moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting the order on 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas -Dixon, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, 
Purcell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton. Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Manierre--22. 

Nays— Sanders, Shorey, Follansbee. Foss. 
Riordan, Colvin, Geohegan— 1. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the order it was 

Agreed to. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioder of Public 
Works be directed to notify the Chicago & 
Northwestern R. K. Co. to place a flagman cor- 
ner of Kinzie and Elizabeth streets, between 
the hours of six p. m. and seven a. m. 



Aid. Simons presented an order for flagman 
on Elizabeth street, at the P. C. & St. L. and C, 
M. & St. P. R. R. crossings, and moved its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Sanders moved to refer it to the Com- 
mittee on St:eetsand Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Simons moved that the rules be sus-. 
pended for the purpose of putting the order 
on its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas -Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Purcell, 
Foley, White, Walsh, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 19. 

Nays— Sanders, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, 
Riordan, Lawler. Bond, Q'^nn, Colvin— 9. 

The question then bei. ?n the passage of 
the order it was 
Agreed to. " « 

The following- is the ordlr as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be directed to notify the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul R. K. and the Pittsburgh, 
Cincinnati and St. Louis R. R. to place a flag- 
man at the crossing of Elizabeth street, be- 
tween the hours of six p. m. and seven a. m. 

Aid. Sweeney presented and order for side- 
walk on the west side of North Branch street, 
from Division street to Cherry street, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Colvin presented an order for the im- 
provement of Scott street,- from State street to 
a point one hundred and fifty feet east, by pri- 
vate contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. iGeohegan presented an order for stay of 
collection of assessment for planking an alley 
from State street to Dearborn avenue, bet- 
ween Michigan and Illinois streets, and moved 
its passage. 

Aid. Sanders moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the rules be sus 
pended for the purpose of putting the order 
on its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the order it was 
Agreed to. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Collector be, and is 
hereby ordered to stay the collection of assess- 
ment for planking the alley, extending from 
North State street to Dearborn avenue, bet- 
ween Michigan and Illinois streets. 

Alderman Geohegan presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Public Works to 
pave the intersections of the alleys on Oak 
street, between Wells and Clark streets, and 
pay for the same out of the fund for intersec- 
tions, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Manierre presented the petition of 
property owners on Chestnut street, from 
Rush street to Pine street, in reference to gas 
on said street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Lawler presented an ordinance to repeal 
an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to appoint 
the Standing Committees of the Council, and 
moved its passage. 

Aid. Ryan moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 



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Aid. Lawler mored that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the ordi- 
nance on its passage 

The motion w as lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
low s, two-thirds not agreeing:: 

Feos— Dixon, Shorey, Follanebee, Doerner, 
Riordan, Lawler, Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Simons, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan- IB. 

Nays— WickerSham, Sanders, Foss, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Bond, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Syan, Sehaek, Colvin, Severin, Manierre— 15. 

The ordinance was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. nan 

The motion was loov'by yeas and nays as fol- 
io avs: 

Yeas- Cullerton, n 3aynor, White, Ryan, 
Sehaek, Sweeney, Gcdhegan— 7. 



JVm/.s--Wiekersbam, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey' 
Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Doerner, Riordan' 
Lawler, Pureell, Foley, Walsh, Bond, Simons' 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Quinn, Colvirn 
Severin, Manierre— 23. 

Aid. Dalton moved that the Clerk he in- 
structed to recommit all doci ments in his 
hands, which have not been published, to the 
Committees which reported them. 

Agreed to. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOHN G. NEDME1STER, 
City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Shor- 
ty, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Kiordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan and Manierre. 

Absent— Alderman Hildreth. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting- held May 21, 1883, be approved 
without being - read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction dur- 
ing the week ending May 26, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, j 
Chicago, May 28, 1883. f 
To the Honorable Members of the City Council: 

Gentlemen: In accordance with the laws 
and ordinances of the city I hereby appoint 
Mr. T. T. Gurney as Comptroller of the city, 
Dr. Oscar De Wolf as Commissioner of Health, 
Mr. DeWitt C. Cregier as Commissioner of 
Public Works, Mr. Austin J. Doyle as Superin- 
tendent of Police, Mr. D. J. Swenie as Chief of 
the Fire Department; all of whose terms have 
expired, and Mr. Eugene Praeger to succeed 
Mr. Matthew Franzen as Oil Inspector, whose 
term has expired, and respectfully ask the 



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concurrence of your honorable body in said 
appointments. 

Yours respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the ap- 
pointments. 

Aid. Colvin moved, as an amendment, that 
the appointment of Eugene Praeger be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Geohegan moved as an amendment to 
the amendment, that all the appointments be 
referred to their appropriate committees. 

Aid. Cullerton called for a division of the 
question. 

The question then being on the appointment 
of T. T. Gurney as Comptroller, it was con- 
curred in by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cull- 
erton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisteldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 28. 

Nays— White, Geohegan— 2. 

The question then being on the appointment 
of Oscar DeWolf as Health Commissioner, ' 

Aid. Geohegan moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Health and County Relations. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of acting on the 
appointments, which was agreed to by yeas and 
as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss. Sheridan, Cull- 
erton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Manierre— 24. 

Nays— Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Sween- 
ey, Geohegan— 6. 



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Aid. Ryan moved that the appointment of 
Dr. Oscar DeWolf as Commissioner of Health, 
be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickershatn, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Sheridan, Cull- 
erton, Doerner, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Walsh, Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Manierre— 26. 

Nays— Gay nor, Foley, White, Geohegan— 4. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the appointment of 
DeWitt C. Cregier, as Commissioner of Public 
Works, be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, 
Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 30. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Riordan moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment of Austin J. Doyle, as Superinten- 
dent of Police. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Sim- 
ons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Eis- 
feldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geo- 
hegan, Manierre— 31. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the appointment of D. 
J. Swenie, as Chief of the Fire Department, be 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre- 29. 

Nays— None. 

The question then being on the appointment 
of Eugene Praeger as Oil Inspector, Aid. Col- 
vin moved that it be referred to the Committee 
on Fire and Water, which was lost by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Shorey, White, Walsh, Simons, Col- 
vin— 5. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss,Wetherell, Burke, Cullerton, Doerner, 
Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, Bond, Mar- 
der, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Severin, Sweeney, Geohegan, Manierre— 25. 

The question then being on concurring in the 
appointment of Eugene Praeger, it was agreed 
to by yeas and nays as f ohows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders. Apple- 
ton. Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney. Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays —None. 

The Comptroller submitted a communication 
asking for more specific directions as to the 
payment for gas on the Washington boulevard 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 



The Clerk presented an invitation from 
Whittier Post No. 7, G. A. R., requesting the 
Mayor and Aldermen to accompany them on 
Decoration Day to Oakwood Cemetery, which 
was 

Accepted. 

The Fire Marshal returned to the Council an 
ordinance concerning fire escapes in hotels, 
which was referred to him April 20, without 
instructions. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to refer it to the Com . 
mittee on Fire and Water. 

Agreed to. 

The Department of Public Works submitted' 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Emma street, from Milwaukee avenue 
to Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, White, Rond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appletoh, Walsh— 3. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Samuel street from West Chicago ave- 
nue to West Division street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt,. 
Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Manierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh— 3 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Paulina street, from West Kinzie 
street to Cornelia street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dalton, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull., 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Manierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh — 3. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Division street from Robey street 
to California avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
DaltOD, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt,. 
Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Manierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh— 3 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Fry street, from North Center avenue 
to Ashland avenue. 

v By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 



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sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke,- Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton. Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh— 3. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Robey street, from West Chicago ave- 
nue to West Division street. . 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Geohegan," Man- 
ierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh— 3. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Blackhawk street, from Elston avenue 
to Paulina street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey. Follans- 
bee. Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Kisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Homer street from Robey street, to 
Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss. Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gay- 
nor, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Manierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh— 3. . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Girard street from Milwaukee avenue 
to Hervey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was 'put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gay- 
nor, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Manierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh— 3. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Jane street from Milwaukee avenue to 
Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell,Gaynor, 
Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 



Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Manierre— 30/ 
Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh— 3. , 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Wentworth avenue from Eighteenth 
street to Twenty-second street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid . 
Sheridan, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan,Cullerton, 
Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, Manierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Walsh^-3. 

ALSO, i. 

A report and ordinance for opening a street 
from Thirty-seventh street to Thirty-eighth 
street, between Langley avenue and Cottage 
Grove avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 

The Clerk presented the petition of R. C. 
Mackey, for refund of taxes on lot 10, block 17, 
F- S. Add., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Quinn presented the remonstrance of 
property owners between Ward and Herndon 
streets and Webster and Fullerton avenues, 
against permitting the C. M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 
to lay track within said boundaries, which "v^as 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Ryan presented a petition for water 
main on California avenue, from North ave- 
nue to Division street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Ryan presented a petition for a sidewalk 
on Fullerton avenue, from Elston avenue to 
Western avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Colvin presented an order, directing the 
Mayor to prevent the leasing of the base ball 
grounds for circuses, etc., and moved its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Ryan moved that- it be referred to the 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting the order on 
its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Follansbee, Foss, Burke, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Lawler, Purcell, White, Walsh, Sim- 
ons, Quinn, Colvin, Severin, Sullivan, Geoheg- 
an— 15. 

Nays — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Wetherell, Riordan, Gaynor, 
Foley, Bond, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Sweeney, Manierre— 18. < 

The order was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. Hull presented an order concerning gas 
mains and lamps on the Washington Boule- 
vard, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to refer it to the 
Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Hull moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of putting the order on its 
passage. 



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The motion pre vailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: • 

Yeas— Dixon, Appleton, Shorey, Follansbee, 
Foss, Burke, Cullerton. Doerner, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Qaynor, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, 
Murder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Colvln, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohcgan. 
Manierre— 27. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Sheridan, Rior- 
dan, Walsh— 5. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the order it was 

Agreed to. 
, The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
"Works is hereby instructed to request the 
People's Gas Light and Coke Co., to lay gas 
mains on West Washington street, between 
Rockwell street and Homan avenue in such 
manner as he may direct, and said Commiss- 
ioner is hereby directed to send to this Council 
a proper ordinance for the erection of lamp 
posts on said street between said points. 

Aid. Hull presented an order for sidewalk on 
east side of Nassau street, from Jackson street 
to Van Buren street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
lor an ordinance. 

Aid. Simons presented an order/lirecting the 
Commissioner of Public Works to not let the 
contract for paving West Monroe street, until 
further orders of the Council, and moved its 
passage. 

Aid. Ryan moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Simons moved that the rules be sus 
pended for the purpose of putting the order 
on its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Sanders, Appleton, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Bond, Simons, Dalton, Severin— 8. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gayuor, Foley, Walsh, 
Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan; Man- 
ierre— 25. 

The order was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid White presented an order for gas on 
North Peoria street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the People's Gas Light and 
Coke Co. be and they are requested to lay gas 
mains on Noi'th Peoria street, between Indiana 
street and Milwaukee avenue. 

Aid. White presented an order for an ordi- 
nance for paving, grading and curbing North 
Peoria street, between Indiana street and Mil- 
waukee avenue, with cedar blocks, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Purcell presented an order concerning 
the franchise of the Chicago West Division 
Railway Co. on Twelfth street, between Canal 
and Jefferson streets, which was 

Referred" to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented an invitation from 
John R. Floyd, secretary, requesting the Coun- 
cil to attend the services at the decoration of' a 
floral monument on the Lake Park on Decora- 
tion Day, which was 

Accepted. 



Aid. Lawler presented the petition of Theo- 
dore Kraefft for remission of a fine, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawler presented the petition of junk 
dealers working on the river, for a reduction 
in their license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order directing the 
Health Commissioner to expend the appropri- 
ation for salaries in his department as fixed in 
the appropriation bill and moved its passage. 

Aid. White moved to amend the order by in- 
serting the words "as much as he deems neces- 
sary of," after the word "expend." 

Aid. Wickersham moved to refer the order 
to the Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions. 

Aid. Lawler moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of putting the order on its passage, 
which was lost by yeas and nays as follows, 
two-thirds not agreeing: 

Yeas— Dixon, Appleton, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohe- 
gan-20. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Follansbee, 
Foss, Wetherell, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Manierre— 12. 

The order was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Health and County Relations. 

Aid. Riordan presented an order for sidewalk 
on the north side of West Fourteenth street, 
between Western avenue and the Pan Handle 
R. R. tracks which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order for sewer 
on Zion place, between Loomis and Throop 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



Aid. Cullerton presented an order for oil 
lamps on Clayton street, between Morgan 
street and Fisk street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Burke presented a petition for opening 
and widening Haynes court' from Archer 
avenue to Lyman street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order granting 
permission to M. A. Hendricks to operate 
electric battery without charge, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Dixon moved that Aid. Hildreth be made 
chairman of the Committee on Licenses in his 
stead. 

Aid. Sanders moved to lay the motion on 
the table, which was agreed to by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas - Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Foll- 
ansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, White, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Quinn, 
Colvin, Severin, Sullivan, Manierre— 23. 

Nays— Dixon, Burke, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
Walsh, Bond, Eisfeldt, Sweeney, Geohegan— 10. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinanc con- 
cerning money changers, bankers and brokers 
be recalled from the Committee on Licenses 
and laid over and published. 

Agreed to. 



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The following is the ordinance: 

MONEY CHANGERS, BANKERS AND BROKERS. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall not be lawful for any 
person to exercise within this city the business 
of a money changer, or banker, broker or 
commission merchant, including that of mer- 
chandise, produce or grain broker, real estate 
broker, and insurance broker, without a license 
therefor. 

Sec. 2. A merchandise, produce or grain 
broker is one who, for commission or other 
compensation, is engaged in selling or negoti- 
ating the sale of goods, wares, merchandise, 
produce or grain belonging to others. 

Sec. 3. A real estate broker is one who, for 
commission, or other compensation, is engaged 
in the selling of, or negotiating sales of real 
estate belonging to others, or obtains or places 
loans for others on real estate. 

Sec. 4. An insurance broker is one who is 
engaged in pt-ocuring, or places insurance 
on buildings, vessels and other property, for 
others. 

Sec. 5. There shall be collected annually for 
every license granted for any money changer, 
banker or broker, the sum of one hundred 
dollars; and there shall be collected annually 
for every license granted for any merchandise, 
produce, or grain broker or commission mer- 
chant, the sum of fifty dollars; and there shall 
be collected annually for every license granted 
for any real estate broker the sum of fifty 
dollars; and there shall be collected annually 
for every license granted for any insurance 
broker the sum of fifty dollars. 

Sec. 6. That any person violating any pro- 
vision of this ordinance shall be subject to a 
penalty of not less than twenty -five nor more 
than one hundred dollars. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order closing the 
city offices on Decoration day and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed: 

Resolved, That the city offices be closed on 
Decoration Day, May 30, so that the employes 
may participate in the ceremonies of the 
occasion. 



Aid. Dalton presented a preamble and reso- 
lutions relating to the late Wm. Wheeler and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the preamble and resolu- 
tions as passed : 

Whereas, It has pleased Divine Providence to 
remove from this life, Ex-Alderman William 
Wheeler, who recently filled the office of Alder- 
man from the Thirteenth Ward, in the City 
Council with credit to himself and the people 
of Chicago, and 

Whereas, By the death of Ex-Alderman 
William Wheeler, the City of Chicago has lost 
an upright and honorable citizen and business 
man, and his family a loving and devoted hus- 
band and father, therefore; 

Resolved, That the City Council tender to the 
family of the deceased its heartfelt sympathy 
in this their hour of deep affliction. 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be requested to 
send a copy of these resolutions to the family 
of the deceased, and that they be also spread 
upon the records of this Council. 

Aid. Dixon announced to the Council that he 
could not serve as chairman of the Committee 
on Licenses and asked to be relieved. 

His Honor the Mayor then appointed Aid. 
Eisfeldt as chairman, Aid. Dixon to remain a 
member of the committee. 



ADJOURNMENT, 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas -Dixon, Appleton, Follansbee, Foss, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Marder, Hull, Lyke, 
Scback, Colvin, Geohegan— -18. 

JVmys—Wickersham, Sanders, Wethereli, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Simons, 
Dalton, Ryan, Quinu, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 16. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOHN G. NEQME1STER, 

City Clerk. 



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June 4,1 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



JXT3STE 4, 1883. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersha?:\ Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Shor- 
ey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, Cull- 
erton, Doerner, Hildreth, btiordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White. Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan and Manierre. 

Absent— Alderman Burke. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting- held May 28, 1883, L»e approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OE CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction dur- 
ing the week ending June 2d, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of 
Austin J. Doyle as Superintendent of Police, 
in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars, signed by Charles Walsh, Thomas Brenan, 
James M. Doyle and John C. Carroll. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

AL.SO, 

The official bond of Theodore T. Gurney as 
Comptroller, in the penal sum of one-hundred 
thousand dollars, signed by Wiley M. Egan, 
Henry Botsford, Henry W. Rogers and Sidney 
A. Kent as sureties. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The official bond of Eugene Prager as Oil 
Inspector, in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars, signed by William C. Seipp and Rudolf 
Brand as sureties. 

Aid. White moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Fire and Water, 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of D. C. Cregier as Commiss- 
ioner of Public Works, in the penal sum of 
fifty thousand dollars, signed by A. McNally 
and W. C. D. Grannis as sureties. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of D. J. Swenie as Fire 
Marshal, in the penal sum of twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars, signed by Thomas Lynch, Louis 
Haas and T. E. Courtney as sureties. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a communication concerning contracts on the 
new City Hall, which was ordered 

Published and referred to the Committee on 
Public Buildings. 

The following is the communication: 

Department of Public Works, j 
Chicago, June 4th, 1883. j . 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Council, City of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen: I submit herewith a communi- 
cation from the Commissioner of Buildings 
relative to work on the new City Hall. From 
the figures presented in the communication it 
appears the amount due on contracts to ma- 



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1 ure about lirsi of July next is: 

$39,862.30 

Amount available Cor payment of 
same 5,012.25 

Leaving shortage of 834,820,05 

There Is also outstanding several contracts, 

bu1 which cannot be completed owing to older 
work, until next year, amounts in the aggre- 
gate to $39,372.59, making fche ischial deficiency 
on account of work in course of construct ion. 
Respecl fully, 

DeWitt C. Cbbgibb, 
< 'ommissioner. 

Department ok Buildings, / 
Chicago, June 4, 1883. f 
DeWitt C. Cregier, fJ.sc/., Couimixsiouer of Public 
Works: 

Dea'< Sir: On the 1st of January last I 
made a report to you showing the contracts 
let up to that date for the new City Hall, the 
balance due on same when completed, amount- 
ing to $170,079, and the balance of appropria- 
tion on hand $90,718. The Council only appro- 
priated an additional $25,000, being $65,718 less 
than necessary to complete these contracts. 
Those that will be completed- by about the be- 
ginning of July, and requiring to be paid, are 



the following: 

H. A. Streeter, inside iron work $84,385 

Paid on account 63,013 



$22,372. 

Johnson & Co., furring ceilings, etc., $26,950 

Paid on account 14,873 



$12,113 

Angus & Gindeler, for fire-alarm, tun- 
nel, etc — $5,895 

Paid on account 1,700 



$4,285 

S. S. Barry & Son, inside iron 1,092 



Total $39,862 

Less cash on hand, deducting $3,121, as 
probable deficiency in the collection 
of taxes 5,012 



$34,820 

The balance due on contracts when finished 
to Crane Bros.' Manufacturing Company for 
the passenger elevators, Alex. Watson for 
plumbing work, Durham Drainage Company, 
John Davis & Co. for steam-heating, boilers, 
etc., amounts to $39,372. 

Nothing can be done towards the completion 
of these contracts until the plaster and carpen- 
ter work is partially finished, but which has 
not yet been contracted for. 

ALEX. KlRKLAND, 

Supervising Architect. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking action on the 
bond of Eugene Prager, Oil Inspector 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickershain, Sanders, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Cullerton, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Severin, Geo- 
hegan— 15. 

Nays — Dixon, Appleton, Sheridan, Doerner, 
Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Simons, Quinn. Colvin, Sweeney. Sulli- 
van, Manierre-^-16. 

Aid Geohegan moved that the bond be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance instead of 
the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Shorey. Follmsbee, 
Foss, Wetherell, Bond, Geohegan -8. 
Nays— Appleton, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 



aer, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gay- 
nor, Foley, White, Walsh, Simons, ardrr, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Schack, Quinn, Colvin, 
Sween< '.v, S u 1 1 i va n — 22. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submit- 
ted a communication concerning water rates, 
which was ordered 

Published and referred fco the Committee 
on Fire and Water. 
The following is the communication; 

Department of Public Works, / 
Chicago, June 4, 1883. f 
TO the Honor-aide Mayor cmd Council, of Uic City 
of < '// icatjo : 

Gentlemen: The present scale of annual 
water-rates was established more; than twen- 
ty-five years ago. In the year 1879 the 
frontage rates were reduced twenty-five per 
cent, and a reduction also made in the meter 
rates. With these exceptions there has been 
little or no change made in the rates for over 
a quarter of a century, while the special 
and various purposes for which water is 
used have materially increased with the growth 
of the city. It is therefore believed that a 
more comprehensive and specific tariff of rates 
than is embraced in the present limited, and to 
a great extent arbitrary, scale is essential in 
order to more equitably adjust and equalize 
the assessment for the use of water. With this 
purpose in view, I have prepared and submit 
herewith for your consideration and action a 
revised and extended tariff of rates, which 
is the result of information obtained from 
many of the leading cities of the United States 
bearing upon the subject, and after consulta- 
tion with his Honor, the Mayor, the Superin- 
tendent of the W ater Office, the Water Assessor, 
and a careful consideration of the circumstan- 
ces and conditions of the water supply of our 
city. 

The proposed revision makes no change in 
the frontage rates, but reduces the rates for 
special water fixtures to domestic consumers. 
One object sought to be obtained by the re- 
vision is to extend the scale of rates so as to 
embrace many purposes for which water is 
used but not specifically referred to in the 
scale now in force. 

The effect of the revision proposed will se- 
cure to the consumers of the < Jity of Chicago 
as low if not a lower tariff of water rates than 
that of any city of magnitude in the Cnited 
States. 

The changes produced by the tariff submitted 
including the increased discount recently 
adopted by your body, will result in a reduction 
of nearly >43,000, based on the revenue for the 
year 1882, for frontage rates only, exclusive of 
revenue for water controlled by meter measure- 
ments. This reduction is secured mainly to 
domestic consumers, while in some cases un- 
der the proposed revision the justice of equal- 
ization makes some slight increase in the rates 
of other consumers. 

The water rates now in course of collection 
are for the six months ending Nov. 1 of the 
current year, therefore any changes that .you 
may see fit to adopt will not take effect until 
on and after that date. 

DeWitt C. Creiger. 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
1883. 

Department of Public Works, City of Chicago, 
Water Supply. 

TAR RIFF OF RATES. 

The minimum water assessment on each and 
every- building fronting on any street, avenue 
or public highway, in or through which any 
public water supply pipe is laid, shall be the 
amount respecting specified hereinafter as 
Frontage Rates, and for special uses of water 
such rates in addition as are hereinafter 



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named. Provided, however, Thai when the sup- 
ply of water to any building or premises is 
wholly controlled by meter the said building or 
premises shall be assessed by meter measure- 
ment e.ilv irrespective of the number and 
character oi the fixtures, or the speeial uses 
for which the wat er may be used, and 

Provided, further, That in no case shall any 
building or premises supplied through meter 
pay less per annum than the amount prescribed 
for said building or premises by 

FRONTAGE RATES. 



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OF 
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FRONTAGE RATES PER ANNUM. 
STORIES IN HEIGHT OF 
BUILDIN GS. 

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Larger buildings in proportion. 

All basements and attics containing one or 
more finished rooms shall be deemed and esti- 
mated as additional stories ; wooden flats, fam- 
ily hotels or dwelling houses, occupied by more 
than one family shall be charged for each 
additional family three (3) dollars per annum. 

In addition to ' the above scale of Frontage 
Rates and for special water fixtures in each 
dwelling the rates as hereinafter specified. 

Vacant lots supplied with water through one 
faucet shall be assessed not less than three (3) 
dollars per annum and for any additional 
water fixtures the same as hereinafter speci- 
fied for like fixtures. 

PRIVATE DWELLING RATES. 

In addition to Frontage Rates. 

A family may consist of any number of per- 
sons not to exceed twelve (12), including all 
children, boarders, employes and servants each 
person in excess of that number shall be as- 
sessed fifty (50) cents per annum. 

The rate for special water fixtures shall be as 
follows : 

Bath tubs, each per annum $2.50 

Water closets, each per annum 2.50 

Urinals, each per annum 1.00 

Wash hand basins with faucets, each per 

annum 1.00 

Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed . .05 
Green houses~attached to private dwelling 

each $2.00 to 6.00 

Each hose used for sprinkling or wash- 
ing walks, windows and like purposes. . . 3.00 
Hose shall not be used for the purposes 
above specified, except during the hours from 
6 to 7 o'clock p. in., whether said water is con- 
trolled by meter or not, nor shall the water be 
used through hose for benefit of adjacent lots, 
except the same is controlled by meter. 

Out buildiugs, rear buildings or buildings on 
alleys supplied with water and occupied by one 
or more families, shall be subject to the rates 
above specified, for special water fixtures, 
when any portion of such buildings are occu- 



pied for sleeping rooms by more than two 
lodgerB. 

The assessment for each additional lodger 
shall be fifty (50) cents per annum, and lor 
speeial rate water fixtures dwelling house 
rates. 

CLASS II. 
BOARDING HOUSE RATES. 

In addition to Frontage Rates boarding 
houses occupied by not more than twelve (12) 
persons shall be assessed 

Private Dwelling Bates for each and every 
boarder or other person in excess of such num- 
ber, fifty (50) cents per annum shall be charged. 

Boarding houses which furnish accommoda- 
tion for day or lodging boarders in excess of 
twelve (12) persons shall be assessed for special 
water fixtures as follows : 

Bath tub, each per annum $3.00 

Water closets, each per annum 3.00 

Wash hand basins with faucet, each per 

annum 1.25 

Fixed Laundry tubs in excess of three (3), 

per annum 1.50 

Boarding houses selling wine or cigars on 

premises, extra 5.00 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and conditions for 
use of water in boarding houses shall be the 
same as prescribed elsewhere for similar pur- 
poses. 

CLASS III. 

HOTEL AND TAVERN RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

From one room to twelve inclusive the same 
rates as for boarding houses, thence for each 
additional room per annum $1.00. 

For special water fixtures the following 
rates : 

Bath tubs, each per annum $3.50 

Wash hand basins, each per annum 1.50 

Steam engines, per horse power, per annum 4.00 

Water closets, each 4.00 

Urinals 1.50 

Hydraulic engine, meter measurement. 
Fixed laundry tubs, in excess of three, 

each per annum $2.00 

Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed.. .05 
Saloon bars connected with hotels or tav- 

'erns, saloon rates. 

Any of the above named fixtures open to 
general or promiscuous use shall be assessed 
at public rates. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and conditions for 
use of water shall be the same as prescribed 
elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS IV. 
BLOCK OR OFFICE BUILDING RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

Each 20 feet front and not exceeding 12 
rooms therein shall be included in regular 
frontage rates. 

For each room in excess of that number oc- 
cupied for office purposes, per annum, $1.00. 

For special water fixtures as follows: 

Steam engines, per horse power $4.00 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 

Bath tubs, each $2.00 

Wash hand basins, each 75 

Water closets, each 2.50 

Urinals, each 50 

Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed.. .05 

The above named fixtures on premises occu- 
pied by a family shall .be assessed private 
dwelling rates, and when open to general or 
promiscuous use the same shall be assessed 

PUBLIC RATES. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and conditions for 
the use of water in and about the above desig- 
nated buildings shall be the same as prescribed 
elsewhere for similar purposes. 



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CLASS V. 

STORIES AND BUSINESS PREMISES HATES. 

Bach building, or pai't thereof, occupied as a 
store, show room, bank, theatre, warehouse, 
factory or shop where not to exceed ten (10) 
persons are employed, shall he assessed in ad- 
dition to regular frontage rates on said 
building twenty-five (25) cents per annum for 
each additional person, and the rates for spec- 
ial water fixtures shall he as follows: 
Wash hand basins or sinks, each faucet 

per annum $2.50 

Water closets, per annum 3.50 

Drinals, per annum 1.50 

Steam engines, per horse power 4.00 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 
Steam heating, per ton of jcoal consumed.. .05 

All fixtures open to general or promiscuous 
use shall be assessed at public rates each. 

Family occupying any portion of either of 
the above designated buildings shall be 
assessed private dwelling rates. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and condition for 
the use of water shall be the same as prescribed 
elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS VI. 

SALOON RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

DRINKING 

Shall be assessed for general and special 
water fixtures as follows: 

When there is no water faucet or other wa- 
ter fixture on saloon premises. 

For use of bar, per annum $3.00 

One or two faucets for use of bar 5.00 

Each additional faucet over for use of bar 2.00 

Water closets, each 3.50 

Urinals, each 1.50 

Hydraulic pumps, each $2.00 to 5.00 

Horse watering troughs on sidewalk, in 

use not to exceed eight months, each 5.00 

CLASS VII. 

STABLE RATES. 

Buildings fronting on any street used as pub- 
lic stables shall be assessed frontage rates and 
in addition thereto for special uses of water as 
follows : 

LIVERY, SALE AND BOARDING STABLES. 

For average number of stalls in use, in- 
cluding the washing by hand of wheeled 
vehicles, each per annum $2.00 

Vehicles washed by hose, additional 1.50 

CLUB STABLES. 

Horses and mules, including washing by 
hand, vehicles, each per annum $2.00 

Vehicles when washed by hose, additional 
per annum 1.25 

More than one cow, each per annum 75 

CAR AND OMNIBUS STABLES. 

For average number of horses or mules 
including washing vehicles by hand, 

each per annum $2.50 

Washing vehicles with hose, additional . . . 2.00 

More than one cow 75 

Street railway or other watering sta- I nn 
tions, each $1.30 to 50. f ^ bm 

TRACK AND CAR STABLES. 

For horses and mules, each $1.00 

More than one cow 75 

For hose use, for stable purposes only 3.00 

PRIVATE STABLES. 

Fronting on alleys or located on rear of lots 
when supplied with water will be exempt from 
frontage rates, but shall be assessed as follows: 
For horses and mules, including washed 

vehicles, each per annum $2.00 

Washing vehicles with hose, additional 1.00 

More than one cow — 75 

Such portions of any stable building used or 
occupied by a family shall be respectively 
assessed private dwelling rates. 
Hose for sprinkling, washing windows, etc. $3.00 
Bars in groceries, or other establishments 5.00 



ICE CREAM. 

Without bars each table, 4 to fi, per annnm $ .50 
Larger tables proportionate rates. 
With bar or other fixtures, drinking saloon 

rates additional. 

RESTAURANTS, EATING HOUSES, CLUB 
ROOMS, ETC. 

With bars, each table of 4 to 6 persons, per 

annum $1.00 

La rger tables proportionate rates. 

With bars or other fixtures drinking saloon 

rates additional. 

BILLIARD ROOMS, BOWLING ALLEYS, SHOOTING 
GALLERIES AND LIKE ESTABLISHMENTS. 

In addition to frontage rates, without 

bars, each per annum $3.00 

With bars or other fixtures drinking saloon 

rates additional. 

SODA WATER FOUNTAINS 

Each per annum $3.00 

When dwellings are connected with saloons 
each family shall be assessed private dwelling 
rates. 

For all special fixtures same rates as pre- 
scribed elsewhere for similar purposes. 

COW STABLES. 

Average number of cows, each per an- 
num $0.75 

Hose, for stable use only, each per an- 
num $3.00 to 10.00 

All fixtures in and about any stable for other 
uses shall be assessed at the same rates as pre- 
scribed elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS VIII. 

PUBLIC BATHING ESTABLISHMENT RATES. . 

In addition to frontage rates. 

Bath tubs, each per annum $8.00 

Wash hands basin, each per annum 1.50 

Water closets, each per annum 3.50 

Urinals, each per annum 1.25 

Fixed laundry tubs, each per annum 1.75 

BARBER SHOPS. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

Bath tubs, each per annum $8.00 

Wash hand basins, each per annum 2.50 

Water closets, each per annum 3.50 

Urinals, each per annum 1.25 

Fixed laundry tubs, each per annum 2.00 

CLASS IX. 

FOUNTAIN RATES. 

Each jet not to exceed one sixteenth 

of inch per annum $ 5.00 

Each jet not to excee i one eighth of inch 

per annum 20.00 

Each jet not to exceed one quarter of inch 

per annum EO.OO 

Vegetable Fountains 5.00 

Automatic lawn sprinklers 1.00 

Aquariums $2.00 to 10.00 

" with fountains -3.00 to 15.00 

The above named fixtures except aquar- 
iums shall not be used to exceed four months 
during the year nor to exceed an average of 
four hours per day for each period. 

No fountain shall be permitted on any prem- 
ises where the water is not taken for other 
purposes, and to an extent sufficient for those 
purposes; and if the water from the jet or 
fountain shall be allowed to flow into premises 
adjacent to or in the neighborhood where it 
may be used for other purposes, the supply 
shall be stopped and the amount of payment 
forfeited. 

CLASS X. 

PUBLIC RATES. 

For water used in public places and when 
generally and promiscuously vised, the follow- 
ing rates shall be assessed : 

Water closets each per annum $10.00 

Urinals " " " 6.00 

Wash hand basins " " 4.00 



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CLASS XT. 

MISCELLANEOUS RATES IN ADDITION TO 
FRONTAGE KATES. 

Bakeries per bbl of flour or meal used... 01 

Building purposes each 1.000 brick 05 

" " " cord of stone . . 08 

" " * k " cubic yard of 

concrete 02 

" W " 100 square yards 

plastering - — 15 
Bolt heading' machines each per annum 2.00 
Bottling- establishments, meter measure- 

merit, or each . .. .^o.ro to 10.00 

Churches per annum 5.00 

Church organ motors, meter measurement. 
Church laboratories, per annun. . .#3.00 to 12.00 

Cooperage, per annum #3.00 to 10.00 

Convents, private rates. 

Club rooms, each per annum ?3.00 to 6.00 

Cells in jails, including inmates, each . . 1.0 

Fish stables 1.50 

Fisli packing $10.00 to 100.00 

Fire department buildings each per an- 
num, private dwelling rates 

Fire patrol buildings each per annum, 
private dwelling rates 

Foundries, each per annum, same rates 
as prescribed in class V 

For use of each hose per annum 4.00 

Forges, Blacksmith " 15.00 

" power hammers " 5.00 

Gardens, flower and vegetable sprinkled 
with hose, each 1,000 square feet per 
annum ..... 3.00 

Hydraulic moters for elevators, each per 
annum, measurement. 

Hydraulic or gas moters for elevators, 
small, each per annum 4.00 to 12.00 

Gang- saws in stone vards, each per an- 
num $10.00 to 50.00 

Hospitals, private, private dwelling rates. 

Meat stalls, each per annum 1.00 

Milk depots and dairys, each per annum 
f 3.00 to 10. 

Medical colleges, business rates, class V. 

Photograph galleries, each per annum, 

i3.00 to 10.00 

Public laundry tubs 3.09 

Police stables, private dwelling rates. 

Public halls, each per annum 5.00 

" fixtures for special use of 
water, private dwelling rates. 

Schools, public, in city buildings, aver- 
age number of pupils, each per annum 05 

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES,— PRIVATE AND OTHER. 

Pupils, each per annum $0.05 

Schools, Boarding, boarding house rates. 
School, seminary, meter measurement or es- 
tablished rates. 

Silver plating establishments, each per an- 
num $3.00 to 10.00 

Steam engines in operation 10 hours per 

day or less, per horse power $4.00 

Steam engines in operation over 10 hours per 
day a proportionate amount per horse power. 
Steam heating apparatus, for each ton of 

coal consumed $ .05 

Segar manufacturers, each per an- 
num $3.00 to 10.00 

Street sprinkling, each tub per week $25.00 

Tobacco factories, each per annum $3.00 to 6.00 
Telegraph and telephone battery rooms, 

each per annum $5.00 to 20.00 

Urinal troughs having number of jets, 

each, per annum $3.00 to 15.00 

The above rates are for the general use of 
water for the purposes specified when special 
fixtures are in use on premises the rates and 
conditions for such special use of water shall 
be the same as prescribed elsewhere for similar 
purposes. 

In all cases where any premises wholly con- 
trolled by meter 

Meter rates only shall apply instead of the 
above enumerated rates. 



CLASS XT1. 
METER MEASUREMENT RATE. 

For each one thousand gallons of water used 
on pach independent premises measured and 
registered by meter up to and not exceeding 
one hundred and sixty-five thousand gallons 
per month ten (10) cents per thousand per 
month, for each one thousand gallons meas- 
ured in like manner in excess of 165,000 per 
month eight (S) cents per thousand gallons. 

Provided, That in no case shall premises sup- 
plied through meter pay a less rate than the 
per annum. 

Frontage rates imposed upon like pi'emises 
not controlled by meter. 

If a meter at any time fails to register the 
quantity shall be determined and the charge 
made based on the average quantity registered 
during such succeeding period of time prior to 
the date of failure, as the Commissioner of 
Public Works may direct. No deductions will 
be made from the bills on account of leakage. 
Bills for meter rates are due and payable 
monthly. If not paid within fifteen (15) days 
after date of bills the supply of water will be 
stopped until all arrearages and the cost of 
shutting off are paid for all water used contin- 
uously for any temporary purpose not other- 
wise specified the quantity shall be estimated 
and the rates shall be three (3) cents per hun- 
dred gallons for 500 up to 5,000 gallons per day. 
For 6,000 to 10,000 gallons inclusive per day used 
at any one time for temporary purposes the 
rate shall be two (2) cents for each and every 
one hundred gallons, which rates shall be paid 
in advance. 

The daily use of large quantities of water for 
permanent purposes shall be subject to con- 
trol by meter only. All meters shall be fur- 
nished connected with the premises and main- 
tained at the cost of the water taker, and shall 
be attached at request of owner by order of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

CLASS XIII. 

MANUFACTURING RATES. 

All manufactories or other establishments 
using large quantities of water not specially 
embraced in the tariff of rates as: 

Breweries. 

Book-binders. 

Brick yards. 

Condensing water for steam engines. 

Confectioners. 

Distilleries. 

Dye houses and scouring. 
Hydraulic elevators. 
Hat factories. 
Malt houses. 
Printing offices. 
Packing houses. 

Public hospitals and public institutions and 
buildings. 
R. R. engine and round houses. 
R. R. passenger and freight depots. 
Rectifying establishments. 
Rendering. 
Slaughtering houses. 
Sugar refineries. 
Steamboats. 
Soap factories. 

Soda and other prepared water factories. 

Tugs. 

Tanneries. 

Vinegar factories. 

Wool washing, etc., shall be controlled by 
water meters or assessed such rates for general 
uses of water, and for all fixtures for special 
use of water as are prescribed elsewhere for 
similar purposes. 

For purposes not specified in the foregoing 
tariff of rates and for peculiar or extraordin- 
ary purposes, the rates and conditions for the 
use of water shall be subject to special permit 
and contract by and with the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 



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The Board of Education submitted a com- 
munication asking authority to purchase Cor 
school sites, lots on the north-west cornerof 
Paulina and Wood streets, lots on the north- 
west corner of York and Lallin streets and lots 
on the corner of Rockwell avenue and Hirsch 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

ALSO, 

A communication informing the Council 
that the members of the Board would be pleas- 
ed to meet with committees of the Council 
whenever their presence is desired, which was 

Placed on tile. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Wickersham presented the petition of 
officers of the First Regiment, T. N. G ri tor re- 
mission of taxes on their armory which was 

Referred to the Committee on judiciary: 

Aid. Sanders presented a remonstrance 
against the passage of ordinances authorizing 
the construction of elevated railways, etc., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Shorey presented a remonstrance against 
the improvement of Prairie avenue, between 
Twenty-second and Twenty-sixth streets, with 
asphalt blocks, which was ' 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented a remonstrance 
against widening and straightening an alley 
from Twenty-ninth street to Thirtieth street, 
between Indiana avenue and Prairie avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

Aid. Riordan presented an order for sidewalk 
on the west side of Stewart avenue from Max- 
well street to Fifteenth street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a resolution for 
the appointment of a committee to select a 
committee room, etc.. and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed : 
Resolved, That His Honor the Mayor appoint 
a committee of three to confer with the Com- 
misioner of Public Works and select suitable 
quarters in the city hall for the accommoda- 
tion of the committees of the City Council, and 
bave the same properly fitted and furnished. 

Aid. Pureell presented the petition of Louis 
Wahl, president of the Chicago and Cook 
County Elevated Railway for the passage of 
an accompanying ordinance, authorizing said 
company to place their tracks on Dearborn 
street from Washinton street to the city limits; 
Third avenue from Jackson street to Four- 
teenth street, on Fourteenth street from Third 
avenue to Fourth avenue, on Fourth avenue 
from Fourteenth street to Jackson street, on 
Jackson street from Fourth avenue to Third 
avenue, on Archer avenue from Dearborn 
street to city limits, on Thirty-Ninth street 
from Cottage Grove avenue to the east branch 
of the south branch, on Thirty-First street 
from Dearborn street to Cottage Grove avenue, 
on Cottage Grove avenue from Thirty-First to 
the citv limits, Washington street :■ from Mar- 
ket to Dearborn street; south Halsted street 
from Archer avenue to city limits; Milwaukee 
avenue from Canal street to city limits; Canal 
street from Milwaukee avenue to Canalport 
avenue; Canalport avenue from Canal to West 
Nineteenth street; West Nineteenth street 



from Canalport to Blue Island avenue; Blue 
Island avenue from West Nineteenth to Twen- 
ty-Second street; Twenty-Second street west 
to the city limits; Madison street from Canal 
street to thecal y limits; Polk street from Canal 
st reel to city limits, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order raising the 
pay of "shut-off" men from $2.00 to +2. 50 per 
day and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Pureell, Gay nor, F dey, Simons, Lyke, 
Quinn, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan- 20. 

Na/ys— -Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Hull, Ryan, Manierre— 10. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, By the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, that the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to advance 
the pay of those employes in the department, 
known as "shut-off" men from two dollars to 
two dollars and fifty cents a day, the amount 
necessary for such advance to be taken from 
the water fund. 

Aid. Foley presented an order concerning 
sidewalk on Morgan street, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to have the 
sidewalks on Morgan street, between Washing- 
ton and Harrison streets, built on the proper 
grade, and if an ordinance for that purpose be 
necessary that they present such ordinance 
to this Council. 

Aid White presented an order for paving 
North Clinton street, between Carroll avenue" 
and Kinzie street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Walsh presented an order directing the 
School Agent to report to the Council a list of 
leased school lands, etc., and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the School Agent be and is 
hereby directed 1 o report to the City Council 
a list of all the leased school lands, with a pro- 
per description of each lot, the appraised value 
per front foot, when last appraised, names 
of lessees and when leases terminate. 

Aid. Walsh presented an ordinance to 
repeal an ordinance for the improvement of 
Hubbard street, from Jefferson street to Ash- 
land avenue, which wa 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Walsh pi*esented an ordinance establish- 
ing sidewalk space on Hubbard street from 
Halsted street to Ashland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Walsh presented an ordinance to repeal 
an ordinance concerning wholesale liquor 
dealers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Bond presented an ordinance concern- 
ing underground conduits, tunnels and sub- 
ways, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
"Water. 



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Aid. Marder presented a petition of property 
owners for permission to curb Congress street, 

between llo\ne avenue and bcavitt street 

which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. I). 

Aid. Da 11 on presented a petition tor the re- 
moval Of a fence at the intersection of Hamlin 
avenue with the C, & N. W. R. R. tracks, and 
an order for that purpose. 

Aid. Dalton moved that the order be passed. 

Aid. Colvin moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on St:eetsand Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Dalton moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed l or the purpose of putting the order on 
its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Follansbee, Doerner, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Geohegan -13 

Naijs— Dixon, AVetherell, Cullerton, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, ColYin, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, ManieiTe.— 14. 

The order was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Lyke presented a petition for the passage 
of an ordinance requiring all dogs running at 
large to be muzzled, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Schack presented an order for water on 
Western avenue from Coblentz street to Bre- 
men street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order directing the 
City Clerk to have letter boxes constructed, etc. 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That City Clerk be and is hereby dir- 
ected to have made and placed in his office, 
suitable boxes in which he can place the 
mail or other papers received by him for each 
Alderman, and that he have good locks placed 
on each box. 

Aid. Eisfeldt presented an ordinance regulat- 
ing the care and licensing of dogs, etc., which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Severin presented an order for oil lamps 
on Alaska street, between Larrabee and Town 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Colvin presented the petition of the 
Alexian Brothers for remission of water tax on 
their hospital, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Sweeney presented an order for side- 
walk on Locust street, between Market and 
Sedgwick streets, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Manierre presented the petition of W. J. 
Fabian, for vacation of alleys and opening of 
new alleys in blocks 9 and 11 of Johnston's Sub. 
Sec H, which was 

Referred to th • Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order for remission 
of water tax on the armory of Battery D, which 
was 



Referred to the Committee on fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order for the pay- 
ment of the Washington street and LaSalle 
street tunnel engineers at the rate of $100 per 
month, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution request- 
ing the General Assembly to pass Senate Bill, 
No. 82, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed: 

Resolved, That our Senators and Representa- 
tives at Springfield be and they are hereby re- 
quested to use all honorable means to hasten 
the passage of Senate Bill, No. 82, being a bill 
for an act entitled an act for the assessment of 
property, and for the levy and collection of 
taxes, approved March 30, 1872, as amended May 
31, 1879, in force July 1, 1879 ; to the end, that the 
assessors shall be compelled to perform their 
whole duty and that all property may bear its 
just burden in the maintenance of the State, 
County, City and Town; and that the City Clerk 
send a copy of these resolution to each member. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution for 
opening and straightening Ashland avenue, 
between Thirty-first street and the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal, which was • 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition for a sew- 
er on Zion place, which was 
Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water, on ordinance relat- 
ing to Western Edison Light Company deferred 
and published February 5, 1883. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the subject matter 
be recommitted to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Agreed to. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water on ordinance relat- 
ing to the Merchants' Union Telegraph Co., de- 
ferred and published April 20th, 1883, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Cullerton, 

Recommitted. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water on ordinance relat- 
ing to theaters and public hulls, deferred and 
published February 5, 1883. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend the ordinance 
by adding thereto, as Section 11, the following, 
"and that all such places of amusement as 
mentioned in this ordinance, shall not open its 
doors before 7.30 o'clock and close at 9 o'clock 
p. m. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to lay the amendment 
on the table, which was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, FolJansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton,- Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisleldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sul- 
livan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays -None. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to refer the subject 
matter to the Committee on Public Buidings, 
Fire Marshal and Superintendent of Build- 
ings, with instructions to examine the theaters 
and report in four weeks. 

Agreed to. 



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By unanimous consent Aid. Colvin presented 
an order directing the .Mayor and Controller to 
prevent the use of the lake front by circuses, 
and moved its passage. 

Aid. Wickersham moved thai it be referred to 
t be Committee on W harves and Public Grounds-. 

Aid Cullerton moved to amend the order by 
adding thereto the words, "and that the bond 
of the Base Ball Association of Chicago tie and 
the same is hereby declared rescinded.'' 

Aid. Wickersham demanded that the order 
he referred to the Committee under rule 4(i. 

The Chair ruled that the order having been 
introduced by unanimous consent, with the 
statement that it was for putting - it on its pass- 
age, it could only be referred by vote of the 
Council. 

Aid. Wickersham appealed from the decision 
Of the chair. 

The question then being, "shall the decision of 
the Chair stand as the judgment of the Coun- 
cil," the .yeas and nays were taken and the 
Chair sustained by the following vote: 

Yeas— Sanders, Appleton, Shorey, Follansbee, 
Sheridan. Cullertou, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dal ton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack. Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Sev- 
erin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Mani- 
erre— 30. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Foss, Walsh— 4. 

The question then being on the amendment 
of Aid. Cullerton, it was lost by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Lawler, Dalton— i. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Sher- 
idan. Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan,. Schack, 
Quinn, Eisteldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney. 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— S3. 

The question then being on the motion to 
refer to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, it was agreed to by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Doerner, Rior- 
dan, Walsh, Hond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
D dton, Ryan, Schack, Manierre— 18. 

Nays— Appletoh. Sheridan, Cullerton, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor. Foley, White, 
Lyke, Quinn, Eisfeldt,. Colvin, Severin, Sween- 
ey, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— IT 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water on ordinance relat- 
ing to the Western Electric Company, laid over 
and published May 7, 1883. 

Recommitted. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance concern- 
ing stationary engineers, laid over and pub- 
lished May 7. L883. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the ordinance concern- 
ing money changers, bankers and brokers, 
published May .9. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend Section 5 of 
the ordinance, as printed on page 15, by insert- 
ing the word "or" between the wort Is "money 
changer" and "banker" in the second and 
third lines, also by striking out the words "or 
broker," in the third Line of said section and 
further by inserting the words "or money 
broker," after the words, "or commission mer- 
chant" in the sixth and seventh lines of said 
Section 5. 

The amendment was agreed to bv yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Appleton, Foll- 
ansbee, Foss, Wetherell. Cullerton. Doerner, 



Hildreth, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Geohegan, 
Manierre--2(i. 

Nays— Sheridan, Riordan, Walsh, Sulli- 
van— 4. 

Aid. Hull moved to amend Section 6, by add- 
ing thereto the words "and to the same penalty 
for every subsequent violation thereof." 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas -Wickersham, Appleton, Foss, Wether- 
ell, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Sullivan— 23. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, Walsh, Bond, 
Colvin, Geohegan, Manierre— 8. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. It shall not be lawful for any 
person to exercise within this city the business 
of a money changer, or banker, broker or 
commission merchant, including that of mer- 
chandise, produce or grain broker, real estate 
broker, and insurance broker, without a license 
therefor. 

Sec. 2. A merchandise, produce or grain 
broker is one who, for commission or other 
compensation, is engaged in selling or negoti- 
ating the sale of goods, wares, merchandise , 
produce or grain belonging to others. 

Sec 3. A real estate broker is one who, for 
commission, or other compensation, is engaged 
in the selling of, or negotiating sales of real 
estate belonging to others, or obtains or places 
loans for others on real estate. 

Sec. 4. An insurance broker is one who is 
engaged in procuring, or places insurance 
on buildings, vessels and other property, for 
others. 

Sec. 5. There shall be collected annually for 
every license granted for any money changer, 
or banker the sum of one hundred dollars; 
and there shall be collected annually for every 
license granted for any merchandise, produce, 
or grain broker or commission merchant, or 
money broker, the sum of fifty dollars; and 
there shall be collected annually for every li- 
cense granted for any real estate broker the 
sum of fifty dollars; and there shall be col- 
lected annually for every license granted for 
any insurance broker the sum of fifty dollars. 

Sec. 6. That any person violating any pro- 
vision of this ordinance shall be subject to a 
penalty of not less than twenty -five nor more 
than one hundred dollars, and to the same 
penalty for every subsequent violation thereof . 

By consent the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., to whom was referred an order 
to bridge an alley in block 15, Johnson & Lee's 
Add., submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and are hereby directed to bridge the 
alley running east and west in block- 15, John- 
son & Lee's Addition. 

By consent the Committee on Licenses, to 
whom was referred the petition of river junk 
men for reduction of license, submitted a re- 
port recommending that an accompanying 
ordinance be passed. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the repor t 
and pass the ordinance. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Dixon v Sanders, Wethei-- 
eil, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, LaAV- 
ler, Purcell, Gavnor, Foley. Walsh, Bond, Sim- 
ons, Hull, Dalton, Lvke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Bisfeldt,Colvin, Severin, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 27. 

Na ys— None. 

The following 1 is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the city council of the City of 
Ch icago : 

Section 1. That Section 1898, of the Muni- 
cipal Code, he and is hereby amended by strik- 
ing- out in line six of said section, the words 
"or use any boat or other kind of vessel" and 
by sriking out in line nine of said Section the 
words "boat or boats." 

Sec. 2. No person shall use any boat or 
other kind of vessel for the purpose of collect- 
ing junk, rags, old rope, paper or bagging, old 
iron, brass, copper, tin, empty bottles, slush or 
lead; nor shall any person be entitled to have 
any boat or boats for said pm-pose without first 
obtaining a license therefor. 

Sec. 3. Every person having or using any 
boat or boats or other kind of vessel for the 
purpose mentioned in Section 2 of this ordi- 
nance, shall pay an annual license fee of twen- 
ty-seven dollars for each boat or other vessel, 
and shall comply with and be subject to all or- 
dinances now in force, respecting the keepers 
of junk shops, so far as the same are applica- 
ble and shall be subject to the same penalties. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

By consent the Committe on Schools to whom 
was referred a communication from the Board 
of Education asking the purchase of a school 
site on the corner of Walnut and Paulina 



streets, and a remonstrance against the pur- 
chase of said site, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Dalton moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published, and made the special 
order for June 11th, at 8.30 o'clock, p. m. 

Agreed to. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica- 
go, in Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred a communication from the Board of 
Education, asking the purchase of a school 
site corner of Walnut and Paulina streets, and 
a remonstrance of citizens against such pur- 
chase having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report that we recommend that 
the remonstrance be placed on file and the fol- 
lowing order passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and they are hereby authorized to purchase 
for a school site lots 22, 23, 24 and the east seven 
feet of lot 21, C. C. Robinson's Subdivision of 
Sec. 7, T. 39, N. R. 14, E., located on the north- 
west corner of Paulina and Walnut streets, for 
the sum of $15,307.50. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James M. Quinn, 
John E. Geohegan, 
Prank Schack, 
Arthur Dixon. 

adjournment. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

JOHN G. NE [JME1STER, 

City Clerk. 



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June 11, 



L1888. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



J XJ 3ST E i 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Maj or and Aldermen 
Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Shor- 
ey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan and Manierre. 

Absent— Alderman Simons. 

' MINUTES. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 4, 1883, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction dur- 
ing the week ending June 9th, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of 
Oscar C. DeWolf as Commissioner of Health, 
in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, 
signed by George W. Hale and Amos J. Snell as 
sureties. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Comptroller submitted a communication 
covering a proposal from the County Com- 
missioners of Cook County for settlement on 
account of the Reform School, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 



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sides of Bloomingda le road, from Wood street 
to Elston avenue. 

By unanimous cousen;t, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley. White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Coblenz street, from Oakley avenue to 
Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, ' Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisteldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Holt street, from Wabansia avenue to 
Blackhawk street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 



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Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lykc, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Bisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 
N( i ys— Lawler, W alsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Newton street, from Iowa street to 
West Division street. 

\ly unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wefherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Evergreen avenue, from Robey street 
to Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Ewing place, from Robey street to 
Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullertou, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Edgar street, from North avenue to 
West Clybourn place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh,— i. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Sangamon street, from Milwaukee 
avenue to George street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss. Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre- 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Temple street, from West Huron street 
to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Lyke, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Superior street, from Noble 
street to Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dalton, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Ems street, from Leavitt street to 
Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Ryan the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas —Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth. Rioi-- 
dan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Western avenue, from West Division 
street to North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays - Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Hamburg street, from Leavitt street 
to Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Ryan the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Pureed, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 



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sides of Dudley street, from North avenue to 
Wabansia avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Schack the ordinance was put upon iis passage 
and passed by veas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton. Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 3. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Elk Grove street, from Ward street to 
Wabansia avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: , 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon. Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee. Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Kisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Syllivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Bloomingdale road, from Milwaukee 
avenue to Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, and fill- 
ing Brown street, from West Taylor street to 
West Twelfth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Purcell, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age, and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Sloan street, from Elston avenue to 
Noble street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon it passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham. Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre.— 33. 

Nays— Lawler, Walsh— 2. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Manierre presented a petition for repeal 
of ordinance for paving Elm street, from 



Rush street to the lake shore drive, with 
asphalt blocks, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Geohegan presented an order directing 
the City Clerk to purchase copies of the stat- 
utes of Illinois, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and. he is 
hereby directed to purchase for each Alder- 
man a copy of the Revised Statutes of the 
State of Illinois, also a copy for use in his 
oflice, and that the Comptroller be directed to 
pay for the same out of the printing and sta- 
tionery fund. 

Aid. Geohegan presented a petition praying 
that the sidewalk space on Illinois street, bet- 
ween Dearborn avenue and St. Clair street 
be established at nineteen feet, and an ordin- 
ance for that purpose. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Appleton, Shorey, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Doerner, Riordan, 
Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Colvin, 
Severin, bweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre- 25. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the sidewalk space on each 
side of Illinois street, between Dearborn aven- 
ue and the west line of St. Clair street be and 
the same is hereby established at nineteen feet. 
All ordinances, or parts of ordinances conflict- 
ing with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Aid. Geohegan presented an ordinance to 
amend Seccion 1852 of the Municipal Code, re- 
lating to the time of expiration of saloon 
licenses, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Wetherell moved to refer it to the Com- 
m ittee on Licenses. 

Aid. Lawler moved to amend the ordinance 
by striking out the words "last day of May" 
and inserting the words "June 20th" in lieu 
thereof. 

Aid. Geohegan moved to suspend the rules 
for the purpose of putting the ordinance on 
its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on suspending the 
rules it was lust by yeas and nays as follows, 
two-thirds not agreeing: 

Yeas— Sanders, Appleton, Burke, Sheridan , 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 22. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, White, Bond, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Manierre— 13. 

The ordinance was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Licenses. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee be 
requested to report at the next meeting of the 
Council. 

Aid. Dixon moved as amendment that they 
report at tbe.next regular meeting. 

Aid . Sheridan moved to lay the motion of 
Aid. Dixon on the table, which was agreed to 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Sanders, Appleton, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 22. 



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Nay§~- Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, FoUans- 
bee, 'Foss, Wetherell, White, Bond, Murder, 
Hull, Dalton; Lyke. Manierre— 13. 

The Question then being on the motion 
of Aid. Cullerton, it w as agreed to by yeas and 
uavs as follows: 

Yeas— Sanders, Appleton, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldtj Golvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegun— 2& 

Nays—* Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss; Wetherell, White, Bond, Murder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Manierre— 13. 

Aid. White moved that when the Council ad- 
journs it l)e until Friday, June 15th, at 7:30 
o'clock, i). in. 

The motion was lost . by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, White, Bond, Mardei\ 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Manierre— 13. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 22. 

His Honor the Mayor announced, as the 
Committee, to confer Avith the Commissioner 
ef Public Works for the purpose of selecting a 
committee room, etc., Aid. Hildreth, Aid. Fol- 
lansbee and Aid. Sullivan. 

Aid. Eisfeldt presented an order for oil lamps 
on Sheffield avenue, from North avenue to 
Clybourn avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order for improve- 
ment of Ewing place, from Robey street to 
Leavitt street; LeMoyne street, from Robey 
street to Leavitt street; Fowler street, from 
Evergreen avenue to Leavitt street; Ever- 
green avenue from Milwaukee avenue to 
Leavitt street; Robey street, from Bryson 
street to North avenue, and Hoyne street, 
from Bryson street to North avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for ordinances. 

Aid. Bond presented a resolution for paving 
Willard place, from Washington street to Ran- 
dolph street with cedar blocks, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order for sidewalk 
on both sides of Thirteenth place, between 
Robey street and Hoyne avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid, Doerner presented an order for water 
service pipes and private drains on AVest 
Eighteenth street, from Halsted street to Blue 
Island avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition for the 
vacation of Cullerton court, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition for vaca- 
tion of part of an alley in block 33, section 19, 
39, 14, Avhich was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



Aid. Burke presented an order for opening 
Thirty-second street, from alley east of L. S. 
& M. S. R. R. to Wentworth avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Dcpartmentof Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Burke presented an order for a flagman 
at intersection of Grove street and Stewart 
avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to have a 
flagman stationed at the intersection of Grove 
street and Stewart avenue. 

Aid. Sweeney presented an order for rebate 
of water tax on 45 and 47 Huron street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Shorey asked leave of absence from the 
Council for three months, which on motion of 
Aid. Sanders, was 

Granted by a unanimous vote. 

SPECIAL, ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
report of the Committee on Schools on pur- 
chase of school site corner of Paulina and Wal- 
nut streets, be now taken up. 

Aid. Geohegan moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon. Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell,Culler- 
ton, Walsh, Bond, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Geo- 
hegan, Manierre— 22. 

Nays— Burke, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Pureell, Gavnor, Foley, Marder, Sweeney, 
Sullivan— 10 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and are hereby authorized to purchase for a 
school site, lots, 22, 23, 24 and the east seven 
feet of lot 'M of C. C. Robinson's subdivision of 
block 47 of C. T. subdivision of section 7, T. 39, 
N. R , 14 E., located on the northwest corner of 
Paulina and Walnut streets, with a frontage of 
157 feet on Walnut street, for the sum of 
$15,307. 50. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance to whom Avas re- 
ferred an order to increase the pay of the en- 
gineers of the LaSalle and Washington street 
tunnels, to one hundred dollars per month, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Theodore Kraeft for remission 
of a fine, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur i the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
CuHerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Manierre -29. 

Nays -None. 



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The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the 
Cit\ Treasurer, in favor of Theo. Kraeft, for 
the sum of twenty-five dollars,- the same to be 
charged to the general fund 

Providing, however, that on examination he 
finds that the said fine has been paid into the 
City Treasury. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom Avas referred 
the claim of Mrs. J. K. Miller for compensation 
submitted a report recommending- that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Michael Crowe, for refund of 
tax paid twice, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple - 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Walsh, Bond, Mar- 
der, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, By an, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisteldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan, Manierre— 32. 

Nays— Gay nor, Foley— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to pay Michael Crowe the 
sum of two hundred and sixty-one and sixty- 
seven one hundredths dollars ($261.67), upon 
the presentation of satisfactory evidence that 
said amount was paid, etc., to the city for the 
special assessment in question as set forth in 
his petition. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Mrs. M. Henderholz for com- 
pensation, for use of her lot, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Allen M. Clark for compensa- 
tion for damages to his sleigh, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance concerning money 
changers, bankers and brokers was passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Appleton, Shorey, Foss, 
Wethex*ell, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, 
Bond, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisteldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 29. 

Nays— Burke, Riordan— 2. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend Section 5 by 
striking out of the second and third lines the 
words "money changer or," and by inserting 
the words "changer or" after the word "mon- 
ey" in the seventh line of said section. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Appleton, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Marder, Hull, Dalton, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisteldt, Colvin, Sever- 
in, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 25, 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Burke, Walsh, Bond. Lyke— 8. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. It shall not be lawful for any 
person to exercise within this city the business 
of a money changer, or banker, broker or 
commission merchant, including that of mer- 
chandise, produce or grain broker, real estate 
broker, and insurance broker, without a license 
therefor. 

Sec. 2. A merchandise, pi*oduce or grain 
broker is one who, for commission or other 
compensation, is engaged in selling or negoti- 
ating the sale of goods, wares, merchandise, 
produce or grain belonging to others. 

Sec 3. A real estate broker is one who, for 
commission, or other compensation, is engaged 
in the selling of, or negotiating sales of real 
estate belonging to others, or obtains or places 
loans for others on real estate. 

Sec. 4. An insurance broker is one who is 
engaged in procuring, or places insurance 
on buildings, vessels and other property, for 
others. 

Sec. 5. There shall be collected annually for 
every license granted for any banker the sum 
of one hundred dollars; and there shall be 
collected annually for every license granted 
for any merchandise, produce, or grain broker 
or commission merchant, or money changer or 
broker, the sum of fifty dollars; and 
there shall be collected annually for every li- 
cense granted for any real estate broker the 
sum of fifty dollars; and there shall be col- 
lected annually for every license granted for 
any insurance broker the sum of fifty dollars. 

Sec. 6. That any person violating any pro- 
vision of this ordinance shall be subject to a 
penalty of not less than twenty-five nor more 
than one hundred dollars, and to the same 
penalty for every subsequent violation thereof. 

By consent the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., to whom were referred a petition 
and order concerning the improvement of 
West Monroe street, from Halsted street to 
Throop street, submitted majority and minor- 
ity reports thereon. 

Aid Hildreth and Colvin demanded that the 
reports be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Monroe street 
pavement matter be made the special order for 
the next regular meeting at 8 o'clock p. m, 

The motion prevailed. 



, FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of Charles Matthews, for 
compensation for injuries, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham. Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, 
Bond, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 



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Sehaek, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Ceoheyan, Manierre— 34. 
Na/ys —None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized to pay Charles Matthews 
the sum of thirty-live (35) dollars upon sur- 
render of a good and sufficient receipt and re- 
lease to all further compensation from the 
city, for the injuries sustained as set forth in 
the petition of said Chas. M atthews. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

JOHN G. NECJME1STER, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED MEETING. 



J" XT 3ST E 15, 1SS3- 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Shor- 
ey, Folia nsbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Kiordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Foley, Walsh, Bond, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan and Manierre. 

Absent— Alderman Gaynor, White, Simons. 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the following call for the 
meeting: 

Chicago, June 12, 1883. 

To the City Clerk: 

You are hereby notified that a special meet- 
ing of the City Council is hereby called for the 
15th day of June, 1883, at the hour of 7:30 p. m., 
to consider reports of committees. 

J. H. Hildreth, 
John H. Colvin, 
J. M. Quinn, 
John E. Geohegan, 
James Walsh. 
Aid. Lawler moved that the call be placed on 
file. 
So ordered. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Board of 
Education, asking the purchase of a school site 
on West Harrison street, near Center avenue, 
and on the corner of Monroe and Leavitt 
streets, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Quinn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance concerning the South 
Chicago Elevated Railway Co., submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to concur in the report. 

Agreed to. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance concerning the Chicago, 
Elevated Railway Co., submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for a sidewalk on Grove street, 
across Twentieth street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth and Lawler demanded that the 
report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

gas lights. 

The Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was 
referred a petition concerning gas on Chestnut 
street, submitted a report recommending that 
the Department of Public Works grant the 
prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Bond moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for oil lamps on Clayton street, bet- 



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ween Morgan and Fisk streets, submitted a re- 
port recommending thai it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works for an ordinance. 

Aid. Bond moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Comptroller to advertise 
for bids for oil lighting, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Bond moved to concur in the report. 

Agreed to. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order in relation to lighting tne streets with 
other than coal gas, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid Bond moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Shorey, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Manierre— 5. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Burke, Sheridan, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Puree 11, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Marder, Hull, Dal ton, Lyke, By an, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 27. 

LICENSES. 

The Committee on Licenses, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance to amend Section 1852 of 
the Municipal Code, relating to time of expira- 
tion of saloon licenses, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be passed. 

Aid. Marder and Dixon of the same Commit- 
tee, submitted a minority report recommend- 
that it do not pass and that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Hildreth and Geohegan demanded that 
the reports be deferred for final action until 
the next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the reports be pub- 
lished. 
Agreed to. 

The following is the majority report. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica- 
go, in Council assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was 
referred an ordinance to amend Section 1852, 
of the Municipal Code, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and re- 
commend that the ordinance recommended by 
Aid. Geohegan to amend Section 1852 do so 
pass. 

Wm. Eisfeldt, 
Frank Lawler, 
J. H. Hildreth. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1852 of the Muni- 
cipal Code be and the same is hereby amended 
by striking therefrom the words "last day of 
June," and inserting in lieu thereof the words 
"last day of May,"' meaning and intending 
hereby to make the license year for soloon 
licenses, so called, expire on the last day of 
May in each year. 

The following is the minority report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago, in Common Council assembled : 

A minority of your Committee on Licenses, 
to whom was referred an ordinance to amend 
Section 1852 of the Municipal Code, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully re- 
port that we recommend that the ordinance do 
not pass and that it be placed on file. 

John Marder, 
Arthur Dixon. 



Aid. Wickersham presented a protest from a 
committee of citizens againt tne passage of 
any ordinance changing the time of of the be- 
ginning of the license year, etc., and moved 
that it be laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, 
Follansbee. Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, Doer- 
ner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Foley, 
Bond, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Byan, 
Schack, Quinn, Ivisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 29. 
Nays— Appleton, Burke, Walsh— 3. 
The following is the protest: 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Common Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago : 
The Committee, appointed by a meeting of 
citizens, to present to your honorable body the 
protest herewith submitted, against the pro- 
posed change of the time for the beginning of 
the year for licenses to sell liquor, with such 
other matters as they may deem expedient, do 
now appear before your honorable body, and, 
in the discharge of the duty imposed upon 
them, respectfully ask that said protest, here- 
to annexed, be received and considered, the 
law having to-day passed the Senate and been 
signed by the G overnor. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

E. W. Blatchford, Chairman. 
A. C. Bartlett, Secretary. 

protest. 

At an adjourned meeting of citizens, held at 
the Grand Pacific Hotel, June 14th, 1883, the 
following report was unanimously adopted : 

"Your committee, who were requested to 
report a plan of action for this evening, beg 
leave to submit for your adoption the follow- 
ing resolutions : 

'■"Resolved, That this meeting hereby earnest- 
ly and emphatically protests against the pro- 
posed action of the Common Council of 
Chicago to change the beginning of the year 
for licenses to sell liquor from the first day of 
July to the first day of June, for the following 
among other reasons, namely: 

"1. Said action, in its spirit and essence, is 
an attempt to nullify the just power and au- 
thority of the State. 

"2. Said act is, in its nature, an endeavor to 
circumvent a law in this State now in process 
of enactment by the legislatue. 

"3. Said action, if successful, would deprive 
the City of Chicago of a large sum of money, 
estimated at more than a million of dollars, 
which is now greatly needed for public pur- 
poses. 

"'Resolved, That a select committee, consisting 
of the persons below named, be appointed to 
present this protest, with such other matters 
as they may deem expedient, to the Common 
Council at the meeting called for to-morrow 
(Fridaj^) evening, and to continue in charge of 
this matter until its final disposition. The 
committee is as follows; 

I. P. Rumsey, Chairman; James Wood, C. H. 
Adams, E. G. Keith, J. B. Hobbs, R. T. Crane, 
A. A. Carpenter, A. C. Bartlett, Marshall Field, 
C. H. McCormick, O. S. A Sprague, C. M. Hen- 
derson, John B. Drake, Fraukln McVeagh, 
E. W. Blatchford. 

"Said committee to have full power to fill all 
vacancies in their number. 

"All of which is respectfully submitted. 

C. C. Bonney, Chairman, 
J. B. Hobbs. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the reports of the 
x Committee on Licenses, on ordinance amend- 
ing Section 1852 of the Municipal Code, be 
made the special order for Monday, June 18th, 
at 8:30 o'clock p. m. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Fms— Wiokersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Burke, Sheridan, Doerner, Hil- 
dreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Foley, Walsh, 
Bond, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eist'eldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan— 2o. 

Nays— Shorey, Foss, Wetherell, Marder, Hull, 
Manierre— 6. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Shorey, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Foley, Walsh, Bond, Marder, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 31. 

Nays— Wickersham-r 1. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOHN Gr. NEUMEISTER, 
City Clerk. 



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June 18,1 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hiidreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Foley, Walsh, Bond,. Simons, Harder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan and Manierre. 

Absent— Aldermen Shorey and White. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 11th, and of the 
special meeting held June 15th be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OE CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction dur- 
ing the week ending June 16th. which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented an invitation from the 
Board of Managers of St. Mary's Training 
School, requesting the Council to attend the 
dedication of the school, on Sunday, July 1, 
which was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Stewart avenue, from Maxwell 
street to West Fifteenth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hiidreth, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas— Wickersham. Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hiidreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays -None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Morgan street, from West Washing- 
ton street to West Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Foley the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hiidreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre.— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirteenth place, from Robey street 
to Hoyne avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Riordan, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage nnd passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton,Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hiidreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34, 

Nays-None. 



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ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
north side of West Fourteenth street, from 
Western avenue to (),»den avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Riordan, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Poss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, G-aynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre- 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of Fullerton avenue, from Elston 
avenue to Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Locust street, from North Market 
street to Sedgwick street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sweeney, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre- 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of North Branch street, from Division 
street to Cherry avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid . 
Sullivan, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney. Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre -31. 

Naijs —None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling 
and paving Morgan street, from West Twelfth 
street to West Fourteenth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Rioi'dan, 
Lawler, Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A repoi-t and ordinance for grading and 



paving West Lake street, from Ashland 
avenue to Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dalton, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas —Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, JVlarder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for 106 lamp posts on 
West Washington street, from Rockwell 
street to Horn an avenue, 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hull, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays~~None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinances 
and annulling assessments for the improve- 
ment of West VanBuren street, LaSalle ave- 
nue, Dearborn avenue, West Twelfth street 
and Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Geohegan, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullertou, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Mardei\ Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section!. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the improvement of West Van 
Buren street, from Western avenue to Camp- 
bell avenue," passed September 25, 1882, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed January 10, 1883, Warrant 
4571, be andthe same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the improvement of LaSalle 
avenue, from Kinzie street to Chicago ave- 
nue," passed October 30, 1882, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
confirmed February 14, 1883, Warrant 4599, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 3. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the improvement of Dearborn 
avenue, from Kinzie street to Chicago ave- 
nue," passed November 27, 1882, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, confirmed February 14, 1883, Warrant 
4623, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 4. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the improvement of West 
Twelfth street, from Canal street to Blue 
Island avenue," passed November 20, 1882, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed February 14, 1883, War- 
* rant 4644, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 5. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the improvement of Halsted 



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street, from Canalport avenue to West Twenty- 
second street," passed October 30, 1882, be and 
the same is hereby repealed? and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed February 19, 1883, War- 
rant 41546,- be and the same is hereby annulled. 

SS!C. 6, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby ordered to refund all moneys paid on 
account of said warrants 4571, 4599, 4623, 4644 
and 4646. 

Sec. 7. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance establishing- sidewalk space on 
Johnson place, from Thirty-eighth street to 
Egan avenue. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wetherell, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riofdan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gayiior, F ley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, isullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Ch icago : 

Section 1. That the sidewalk space of 
Johnson place from Thirty-eighth street to 
Egan avenue, be and the same is hereby 
established at eighteen feet. 

Sec. '2. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for curbing, grad- 
ing, and paving Wisconsin street, from North 
Clark street to Sedgwick street. 

Aid. Quinn moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. • 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for eighteen oil lamp posts on Cly- 
bourn place, from Ciybourn avenue to North 
Branch Chicago river. 

Aid. Eisfeldt moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for seven lamp posts on Bissell street, 
from Garfield avenue to Western avenue. 

A!d. Quinn moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for ten lamp posts on Elm street, 
from North State street to the Lake Shore 
drive. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attrched be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for two lamp posts on Locust street, 
from North Wells street to North Franklin 
street. 



Aid. Sweeney moved that the report be 
approved, and that the order thereto attached 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for one lainp post on Garfield avenue, 
from Fremont street to Bissell street. 

Aid. Quinn moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

Tho report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for five lamp posts on Groveland ave- 
nue, from Thirty-third street to about 550 feet 
north. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for seven lamp posts on Newberry 
avenue, from West Sixteenth street to West 
Eighteenth street. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for seventeen lamp posts on West 
Twenty-first street, from Johnson street to 
May street. 

Aid. Doerner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for eleven lamp posts on Johnson 
street, from West Eighteenth Street to West 
Twenty- first street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for six lamp posts on West Congress 
street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street. 

Aid. Hull moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for twelve lamp posts on West Adams 
street, from Morgan street to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Foley moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for twelve lamp posts on North State 
street, from Schiller street to North avenue. 

Aid. Severin moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for three lamp posts on North 



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avenue, from North State street to Dearborn 
a\ enue. 

Aid. Col\ in moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and tliat the order thereto attaehed be 
passed. 

The mot ion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATION'S AND 
ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Manierre presented an order tor repeal 
of ordinance tor sidewalk on Chicago avenue, 
etc., and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare an^d present to this Council an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance l'or a side- 
walk on both sides of Chicago avenue, from 
North Clark street to its eastern terminus, 
passed June 27th, 1881, and that said depart- 
ment be and is hereby directed to take no fur- 
ther steps towards enforcing said ordinance of 
June 27, 1881. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order for improve- 
ment of Park street, from Evergreen avenue 
to Robey street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Ryan present Qjd an order for a sidewalk 
on Hoyne avenue, from Division street to 
North avenue, which was 

Ref ei*red to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Marder presented a petition for the ex- 
tension of Hamilton avenue to VanBuren 
street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Marder presented the petition of R. Hitt, 
for refund of taxes paid twice, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawler presented the petition of mer- 
chants for saie and use of fireworks on July 
4th, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order granting per- 
mission for sale of fireworks, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Doerner presented an order concerning 
the opening of String street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution in 
relation to erecting guards at railroad cross- 
ings, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Colvin moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the reso- 
lution on its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— W^ickersham, Foss, W T etherell, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schaek, Geohegan Man- 
iei-re— 15. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Follansbee, 
Burke, Sheridan, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Foley, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan— 16. 

The resolution was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Railroads. 



Aid. Sheridan presented a petition for vaca- 
tion and opening of alley in S.y 2 block 1, Assess- 
or's Division, N. W. % and W. y 2 , N. E. M. Sec. 
32, -39, 14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an order concern- 
in" eosts on special assessments ordered an- 
nulled, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an order concern- 
ing the improvement of Thirty-seventh street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 



Aid. Wetherell presented an ordinance 
amending Sections 1850, 1851 and 1852 of the 
Municipal Code, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Follansbee presented an order for pav- 
ing alley between Michigan and Indiana 
avenues, and Twentieth and Twenty-second 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 



Aid. Dixon presented a petition for repeal of 
ordinance for paving Quincy street, between 
LaSalle and Franklin streets, with stone, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

Aid. Purcell presented a remonstrance 
against granting privilege to construct an 
elevated railroad on West Polk street, which 
Avas 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Purcell presented a remonstrance 
against establishing a lumber yard corner 
Jefferson and Polk streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
reports of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., on matter of improvement of 
West Monroe street, deferred June 11, be now 
taken up. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to substiute the minor- 
ity report for the majority report. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Appleton, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Bond, Simons, Dalton, 
Schack, Quinn, Colvin, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 14. 

Nays — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Marder, Hull, Lyke, 
Ryan, Eisfeldt, Severin, Sweeney,Sullivan— 20. 

Aid. Purcell moved to concur in the majority 
report and place the subject matter on file. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wicker-ham, Dixon. Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Doerner, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Walsh, Marder, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Eisfeldt, Severin, Sweeney, Sul- 
livan, Manierre— 21. 

Nays— Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Hildreth, 
Gayrior, Foley, Bond, Simons, Schack, Quinn, 
Colvin, Geohegan— 12. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
reports of the Committee on Licenses on or- 



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dinance amending- Section 1853 of the Municip- 
al Code, be now taken up. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the minority report 
be substituted lor the majority report, 

Aid. Geohegan moved to concur in the ma- 
jority report and pass the ordinance. 

Ala. Colvin called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas— Sanders, Appleton, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Dalton, Ryan,, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 23. 

Na ys— Wickersham, Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, 
Wetherell, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, 
Manierre— 11. 

The question then being- on the motion of 
Aid. Dixon to substitute, etc., it was lost by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Manierre— 11. 

Nays — Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
Walsh, Ryan, Schack,Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 23. 

The question then being on concurring in 
the report and passing the ordinance it was 
agreed to by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
Walsh, Dalton, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geoheg- 
an— 21. 

Nays— Dixon, Follansbee, . Foss, Wetherell, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Man- 
ierre— 10. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it 07'dained hy the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1852 of the Muni- 
cipal Code be and the same is hereby amended 
by striking therefrom the words "last day of 
June," and inserting in lieu thereof the words; 
"last day of May," meaning and intending- 
hereby to make the license year for saloon 
licenses, so called, expire on the last day oi 
May in each year. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted the f ollow- 
ing veto of the ordinance amending Section 
1852. 

To the City Council of the City of Chicago : I 
will herewith return to you the ordinance 
amending Sec. 1852 of the Municipal Code with 
my objections thereto, and submit a substitute, 
in the nature of an amendment which would 
meet my approval. My objections to the ordin- 
ance as passed are : 

First — It so amends said Section as to make 
it read as follows : "Every license so granted, 
unless sooner revoked, shall expire on the next 
day of May next thereafter, etc., etc." Many 
licenses, either new ones or such as I issued in 
lieu of others transferred, have been taken out 
since May 31st last. All of these would be ex- 
tended to the last day of May next. It would 
manifestly be a great wrong to the city and 
unjust to other saloonkeepers, if for eleven 
months they ran without any fee for such ex- 
tension. 

Second.— The ordinance as passed, if not 
technically in violation of law, certainly is ot 
equitable fairness, in that it will curtail the 
term of all licenses issued prior to June last by 
one full month. A license may not technical- 
ly be a contract, yet it has so far been con- 
sidered one that, although license fees were 
largely increased in March last, yet no one has 
questioned the propriety of the policy since 
pursued of permitting all licenses issued prior 



t o the adoption ot t he now schedule to continue 
in force to the end oi' the term for which they 
were respectively issued. 

The Council may have the power to declare 
all licenses ended at any time, but it would 
•justly be deemed an arbitrary act of power to 
declare a license terminated at the end of 
eleven months for which a twelve months' fee 
has been paid, without a return of a pro rata 
portion of the fee, or to declare a license end- 
ed on the last day of May, taken out during 
that month -possibly during the latter days 
thereof —for which a fee for full two months 
had been paid. I think the courts would hold 
the city liable for return of the fee for the 
month of June. 

It may be that the majority of saloonkeep- 
ers would gladly have their licenses, so cur- 
tailed in view of supposed advantages to 
accrue, but certainly those, and there may 
be many, who wish to go out of business on 
the 1st of July, would object. Be that, how- 
ever, as it may, I cannot sanction an act which 
on its face would be a breach of the agree- 
ments entered into between the city and those 
who took out the licenses. 

Third.— The period of time fixed in the ordin- 
ance is so long that it has the appearance of 
being an attempt to evade a law of the State. 
While it is just and right, as I shall endeavor 
hereinafter to show, that a certain time be 
given to those interested to prepare for the 
effects of the statute referred to, yet the ap- 
pearance of an open defiance of the laws of the 
State does not become a corporation which is 
itself a creature of the State, deriving all its 
powers from and at all times subject to having 
such powers revoked by the State. The so- 
called Harper bill is a statute of the State, in 
effect from and after July 1, 1883, and it is the 
duty of the city to prepare to conform there- 
to as soon thereafter as may be, having a 
proper regard for the interests and wel- 
fare of all its citizens. 

Fourth.-The proposed ordinance is invalid in 
that licenses issued thereunder would expire 
beyond the present municipal year. Under 
the forty-sixth power given to the City Coun- 
cil by the present charter it may grant liquor 
licenses, but it is expressly stated that such 
licenses shall not extend beyond the municipal 
year. Section 176 of the charter declares that 
the term municipal year shall be construed to 
be the period elapsing between the regular an- 
nual elections unless otherwise provided for 
by ordinance. No city ordinance has so pro- 
vided. The municipal year, therefore, in Chi- 
cago terminates the first Tuesday in April 
next. The proposed ordinance is therefore 
clearly illegal. It is true the revised ordinan- 
ces of 1881, following the revised ordinances of 
1873, fix the period for the expiration of 
saloon licenses on the last day of June of each 
year, and not until within the last four days 
was I aware that the forty-sixth power of the 
Council had never been changed, and that, 
therefore, since 1873 all saloon licenses had 
been unlawfully issued. An ordinance passed 
at this time, however, will be subject to the 
closest scrutiny, and care must be taken that 
it be certainly within the law. The propos- 
ed is clearly not within the la w. These reasons 
are sufficient to prevent men from signing the 
ordinance, and one of them would be fatnlto 
its validity if it were signed. I feel, however, 
that my duty to the city and to a large class of 
its people demands something more than a 
mere return of the ordinance. Something 
must be done and done immediately to prevent 
financial embarrassment to the city, and to 
ward off great wrong to many thousands of 
people. The appropriation made for muni- 
cipal purposes for the current year were based 
upon the expectation of receiving a very large 



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amount of inone^ Crdta saloon licenses, and of 
collecting the same early in the latter half of 
1 he year. Anything which will prevent such 
collection will drive the city to an issuance of 
Scrip. The Harper bill does not put itself in 
operation; it is simply a limitation upon the 
powers of cit ies, etc. Until the Council Shall 
have passed an ordinance in accordance with 
the provision of the statute no machinery 
exists which will enable the city officials in 
Chicago to issue a single saloon license after 
July ] next. I cannot tell when the Council 
wili pass any such ordinance, and, judging 
Prom the present temper of the Council and 
from what has been said to me of the feelings 
of the Council, I fear that no such ordinance 
will be passed at any early day. Delay will 
cause loss to the city financially and may entail 
great embarrassment. Again, even if such 
ordinance shall have been passed, from infor- 
mation coming to me from reliable sources I 
am convinced that a very large body, if not 
nearly all, of the saloonkeepers have deter- 
mined to tender $103 each for a license, and 
on the city's refusal to accept the same and 
issue a license, will contest the validity of the 
Harper bill, and will defray the expenses of ail 
such contests from a common fund. Such 
action if general on the part of the saloon- 
keepers will greatly embarrass the city. While 
I may not be responsible for this embarrass- 
ment, yet I feel it my duty to ward it oft if 
possible. The saloonkeepers, under the advice 
of counsel, believe that the statute will be pro- 
nounced void by the courts, and will act in 
accordance with that belief until the highest 
court will have rendered its decision. The city 
will be without the funds which ought to come 
to it and is prevented by law from borrowing- 
while awaiting the decision. But this will be 
answered by the friends of high license by the 
assertion that when the decision does come the 
$500 license will amply compensate the city for 
the delay. This is not certain. It is claimed 
by very astute lawyers that very few saloons 
will take out under any circumstance the 
higher license; that a license for malt liquors 
will cover the s tie of the great bulk of whisky 
sold in Chicago; that such stuff is a malt 
liquor and will be so shown when a prosecution 
arises under the Harper bill; that this stuff 
will satisfy thirsty souls who may wish to put 
a wiry edge on their tipple when they wanted 
something stronger than beer. All sort of sub- 
terfuges and evasions of the law will be resorted 
to to escape the higher license. These things 
will prevent the city, at least during the cur- 
rent year, f rem collecting the fees hoped for 
by those who favor high license as a source of 
revenue. These views impel me to suggest 
something to ward off financial embar rassment 
from the city. 

But now permit me to call your attention to 
a duty which is higher to me than a simple 
question of money. The bill which has just 
become a law respecting licenses was generally 
considered, until wichin a few days past, hope- 
Jess of passage. It had not been before the 
Senate in any shape. In the house it had been 
the subject of deadlocks time and again. It 
was repeatedly amended, until finally but little 
remained of its original shape. Had the Legisla- 
ture adjourned at the usual timeit would never 
have passed the House. As it was a change of 
three votes would have defeated its passage in 
that body. As matters stood May 1, the period 
when leases are made in Chicago for the year, 
it was practically conceded that the bill could 
not pass. At that time the status of from 
3,000 to 4,000 stores used for saloons within the 
city was fixed for the year. Landlords and 
tenants entered into their yearly contracts ; 
stock and fixtures were sold and transferred. 
Everything was settled for the current year. 
All was done on the assumption, perfectly 



reasonable and apparently correct, that the 
saloon license having been raised from $52 to 
$103 would remain at the latter figure for the 
ensuing year. Then the session of the Legis- 
lature is dragged out day after day. Suddenly, 
by remarkable parliamentary tactics, just be- 
fore the close of the session there passes a bill 
to prevent cities from issuing licenses to 
saloons at less than #500 and $150. This law 
goes into effect on the 1st of July. By coin- 
cidence the licenses issued in Chicago expire on 
that day ; and under the peculiar phraseology 
of the city ordinances no one can take out a 
license prior to that date which will extend be- 
yond June 30. A man cannot take a license in 
June for a year. A license must expire June 
30. In other cities and communities through- 
out the State, saloon licenses expire in January, 
in April, or in May. In Springfield they ex- 
pire in January. In nearlv every other 
place in April or May. In Chicago alone, as 
far as 1 can learn, do they expire in July, the 
very day when the statute takes effect. Prac- 
tically, then, in Chicago alone will this act take 
effect within a few days of its passage, The 
members of the Legislature being acquainted 
only with the local regulations in their own 
districts doubtless thought that the same time 
would elapse in other localities as in their own 
before the law would take effect. For it is to 
be noticed that the new law does not itself im- 
pose a license from and after July 1. It simply 
limits the power of communities to issue 
licenses at less than certain figures after July 
1. Where licenses nre, therefore, issued before 
that date, the new- law does not take effect as 
to them until after their expiration. 

Had the Legislature understood that licenses 
in Chicago would expire so soon after the pas- 
sage of the act it would have of its own motion 
deferred the effect of the act to a later period. 
I am convinced it would in some way have 
provided for a uniform effect of the act 
throughout the State. The spirit of the Con- 
stitution demands such uniformity. It would 
either have extended the time for its effect in 
Chicago or it would have in terms ended the 
licenses of all other cities and communities so 
as to have brought about such uniformity. 
The Harper bill, however, was passed under 
peculiar circumstances. The minds of mem- 
bers were on a strain. A bare majority de- 
manded a high license, and with difficulty held 
its members in hand. It looked only at the 
passage of a high-license bill. 

The minority were intent only on defeating 
any high-license bill. Neither party stopped to 
think in their excitement of the unjust dis- 
crimination which the bill necessarily brought 
; tbout. Could the two parties have come to- 
gether with the determination to pass a bill to 
affect all communities equally, a modification 
would have been made which would have pre- 
vented the onerous effect of the bill falling 
upon Chicago and Chicago alone. This Council 
therefore has a duty to perform for those who 
look to it for protection— to do what a wise and 
just Legislature would have done had it acted 
in less haste than it did on the passage of this 
bill. The Legislature did not intend to make 
thousands of people— men, women and children 
—paupers. Unless some action be taken by 
you, and immediately, the state of affairs July 
1, will stand thus: 

Four thousand saloonkeepers will be forced 
to choose between these alternatives : they 
must either quit business^raise $500 or $150, or 
else be liable to a fine of from $10 to $10u, and 
imprisonment in the House of Correction. 
Only a small minority can on a few days' notice 
raise the sum of $501 or even $150. Unless, 
therefore, they would be fined and imprisoned 
the mass of them must at once give up 
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that soint' two or probably three thousand men, 
with their wives and children dependent upon 
them, shall be thrown out of employment, with 
little or no warning-, by an enactment of the 
Legislature? It is fair to assume that the sa- 
loonkeepers each average a wife and children 
and others equally dependent upon them, mak- 
ing a number of at least five to each saloon. 

The most earnest of the advocates of high 
license in Chicago have asserted that it would 
close up from 1,500 to 2,000 saloons in this city. 
Recording to this, from 7,5u0 to 10,000 people in 
Chicago— four out .of five being women and 
children— would on July 1 be forced to seek a 
new means of livelihood. Has it been the desire 
of the friends of high license that these people 
should have no time to prepare for some new 
mode of life? The saloon business does not fit 
men for other business vocations. Men seek- 
ing employees, either from reason or from 
prejudice, do not go to saloons for such em- 
ployees. Many saloonkeepers in Chicago have 
been soldiers, and hard campaigns have utterly 
incapacitated them for earning a living by 
manual labor. 

From diligent inquiry I have come to the 
conclusion that fully 2,000 saloonkeepers in 
Chicago would, if driven from their present 
employment, find it nearly impossible to sup- 
port themselves, to say nothing of wives and 
children, for many months to come. They 
could not sell their stocks and fixtures, they 
could not dispose of their leases, and would 
consequently find themselves burdened with 
contracts, bound to support wife and child, 
many of them indebted for stock if not fix- 
tures, and thrown on ten days' notice upon the 
charitable of the world. Some of the expo nents 
of that charity only yesterday from the pulpit 
advocated the sending of these poor people to 
poor-houses and asylums. A large number of 
saloon people are indebted to the wholesale 
dealers in an amount aggregating many thou- 
sands of dollars, all of which would be lost to 
these dealers. I cannot believe that any but 
fanatics are desirous of bringing about this 
condition of affairs. The least injurious saloons 
in Chicago are the small lager-beer places. The 
bulk of them are patronized by sober people, 
and many of them get their principal support 
from families. The Harper bill practically de- 
stroys these, for in every one of them light 
wines are kept and are absolutely essential to 
the business. The profits on the sales of such 
wines are not large. The frequenters of the 
saloon, however, demand that they be kept on 
hand. These saloons will have to pay $350 for 
this privilege, while in most of them the profits 
on wines during the year will not pay for the 
extra cost of the license. These places must 
evade the law or close out. In the latter case 
the rent of store and living-rooms above must 
be met, and husband, wife, and children left 
without means of support. 

Again, the owners of the stores which these 
saloonkeepers leased on the 1st of May have 
rights which should be protected. If tenants 
cannot pay the increased license, if they can- 
not make a living for themselves and their 
families, and consequently cannot pay the 
rent, then the property owners must suffer, 
and these will represent from 1,500 to 2,000 
houses. Again, the vested property interests 
in stock and fixtures should be considered. 
These cannot be disposed of in a day. Time 
must and ought to be given to enable all these 
people to prepare to meet the consequences of 
this statute. The spirit of our laws and insti- 
tutions demand that acertain time elapse before 
the taking effect of a law which so radically 
affects vested interests and rights. 

Under the Constitution of 1848 a law passed 
by our Legislature did not take effect for sixty 
days after the close of the session, A law 



passed by Congress at a session ending; March 4 
does not take effect until the following July. 
Onder the present Constitution, laws passed by 
the Legislature take effect July 1. The inten- 
tion of this provision was undoubtedly the 
same as that of the Constitution of 1848— that 
is, give time to prepare to meet the law. The 
Legislature in the usual course of events, prior 
to the making of the present Constitution, ad- 
journed in February or March, and, since the 
present Constitution," have rarely been in ses- 
sion later than April— in other words, sixty 
days have elaped usually after the ending of a 
session before a law became effective. But 
here is an extraordinary session of the Legisla- 
ture at its very heels in the latter part of June, 
and but a few days before the time 'fixed by 
the Constitution for the taking effect of its en- 
actments, then passes a bill of the most radical 
nature, affecting the property interests of 
thousands of people, and which had long been 
considered dead and impossible of passage. 
Can any one question the expediency of giving 
these people time to prepare to meet the law? 

The question then arises as to the limit to be 
placed. That fixed in the proposed ordinance I 
have shown is contrary to the charter and 
shows on its very face a design to override the 
new law by extending the time to the utmost 
limit, other than a desire to grant such time as 
will enable those interested to prepare for the 
new scale of prices. The amended one I shall 
submit herewith,fixes the period of the license 
at the last day of December. My reasons for 
this are that no reasonable complaint could be 
made that the operation of the new statute 
would be too long deferred. It would take ef- 
fect here as quickly as it would in any other 
locality of the State, and long before taking 
effect in the majority of localities. In the 
second place, the licenses would end and begin 
with the fiscal year, for the Council has fixed 
Jan. 1 as the beginning of the fiscal year. It is 
eminently proper that the saloon license year 
should commence at that time. The appropri- 
ations must be made during the first quarter of 
the year. If the saloon licenses begin and end 
with January 1st, the money arisiug from them 
would come into the treasury during that 
quarter, and the Council could intelligently 
calculate its amount and properly provide for 
its expenditure. Before next January the 
questions which have been raised as to the va- 
lidity of the new law will have been settled by 
the courts ; saloonkeepers will have made up 
their minds whether to continue in business, 
and if so, whether under bill or general liquor 
license, and those desirous of quitting business 
will have had time to dispose of stock and fix- 
tures. New license fees will flow into the 
treasury alter January if the courts sustain 
the act with little or no trouble of collection 
before the passage of the next appropriation 
bill. I have already stated that the appropria- 
tions for this year were based upon the expec- 
tation of collecting in advance $103 from each 
saloon. It will not do for the city to lose any 
part of this sum. The amendment I offer re- 
quires the fuh payment of the $103, but will 
entitle the licensee to a credit at the expiration 
of the license of a pro rata on a license to be 
taken out thereafter. 

One of the arguments advanced in favor of 
the Harper bill is that it will increase the rev- 
enue of che city. As Mayor I desire such in- 
crease, but I deny the validity of the argument. 
License fees should be imposed for the purpose 
of regulation, and not as a tax. It is unfair, 
unjust, and unconstitutional to single out any 
particular class of the community to bear the 
burden of taxation. Taxes should be levied 
uniformly upon all. When a license fee is so 
large that it is on its face for the purpose of 
revenue, and notf or the purpose of reiulation, 



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it becomes a tax, and must, under the Consti- 
tution, be uniform and equitable, and cannot 
be made to fall unjustly or inequitably upon 
any pari ioular class. 

But the very argument of revenue is a reason 
why an ordinance such as Inow suggest should 
pass: Businessmen will -see the necessity of 
the city securing' the revenue upon which its 
appropriations are based, and it must be ap- 
parent to all who will look squarely into the 
condition of affairs now facing- us that there 
must be almost inseperable difficulties in the 
way of collecting', next month, the license tecs 
called for by the State laAV, even if the Council 
should at once pass an ordinance to meet that 
law. 1 have endeavored to show that the or- 
dinance 1 sugu est is within the power of the 
Council to pass. If it be not so, as is urged by 
some, then its opponents cannot complain, for 
the city would receive the revenue derived 
from license fees, and the licensees would 
have to pav the difference between the S103 
and the tt500 or $150. If it be valid, as I have 
no doubt it is, it merely places this city on a 
par w.ith those localities where the new act will 
most quickly take effect. 

Whatever may be my personal views respect- 
ing the Harper bill— although it is a bill passed 
by peculiar methods and under a remarkable 
ruling of the Speaker of the House; although 
it holds out a premium for deceit, fraud, and 
perjury, and will offer an occupation for an in- 
numerable race of spies ; although it is an in- 
fringement upon the right of local self-govern- 
ment and a retu n to the vicious system of 
governing great cities from State Capitals 
which have proven so disastrous elsewhere; 
while I believe that the people are the best 
judges of what will best suittheir own environ- 
ment, and need no dictation from those who 
live elsewhere, and who cannot well judge what 
is best for other places and localities, yet, this 
bill has become a statute of the State, and it is 
my duty to bow to the law, and as Mayor to 
see that it is enforced in this community 
strictly and without evasion. No saloon license 
shall be issued by the City of Chicaao after the 
1st day of July next at less than $150 for malt 
and $500 for other liquors until the courts shall 
have declared the statute, if it is unconstitu- 
tional or improperly passed, to be null and 
void. Until the 1st of July arrives the city has 
in my judgment. an unquestionable right to 
issue licenses at whatfigm-e it pleases, and I 
have endeavored to show that it would be just 
and right to issue such licenses at the present 
figures for such a period as will enable the 
people to prepare for the higher prices. 

Let not my motives in favoring- this course 
be misunderstood. I am not the champion of 
those engaged in the liquor business, but these 
men, with those dependent upon them and 
connected with tbem, however small they may 
be in nuiflber, are nevertheless ent tied to fair 
treatment. They have their rights and will, if 
it is in my power, receive fair play. I would 
do for them what I would do for any other 
community— no more and no less. It happens 
at this particular time that this interest is being 
harshly and unjustly treated not only here but 
also in other States. It is the custom of poli- 
ticians and professional temperance men to 
stigmatize all who do not join in their theories, 
and schemes as the champion of the saloon-' 
keeper and the drunkard. But Avhen the 
emergency arises I shall endeavor, as I ha ve 
done in the past, to care for and protect any 
class or interest, large or small, which in my 
judgment is being unjustly attacked or unfairly 
treated. The personal rights and the personal 
liberty of men are their dearest rights, and 
will always, I trust, find in me a faithful and 
vigilant defender. 

Since preparing the foregoing part of this 



message I have discovered a result from 
the amendment 1 have prepared and herein- 
before suggested to you - that is, that while I 
have- prepared and provided for a credit of a 
pro rata part of the license to be collected to 
be given to the licensee on a future license, yet 
I have not provided for a rebate to those 
saloonkeepers who may wish to go out of busi- 
ness on January 1. This class may be very 
large, and my amendment would act unjustly 
and unequally. I am unwilling to sign any or- 
dinance which might require the return of a 
very large amount of money after January 1. 
The city must not only collect its licenses, but 
will be compelled to expend it all during the 
current year. I have, therefore, prepared an- 
other amendment, which I submit to you, 
which amendment is that the expiration of the 
licenses to be issued prior to July 1 , shall be on 
the first Monday of April next. For this there 
are good reasons: First— It will require no 
subsequent change for the period of licenses, 
for the annual election, occurring the next day, 
the municipal year will lie between such 
periods. It is calculated that from 3,000 to 
3,500 licenses will be issued between now and 
the first day of July if this amendment be 
adopted. The city will thus become possessed 
of the entire license fee for the year. The 
saloonkeepers will pay the entire license fee 
for a nine months' license. This they can well 
afford to do, for the licenses thus ending only 
one month prior to the expiration of their 
leases, they will be saved a large loss of rental, 
and will be well prepared to enter upon a new 
year in their old business, or to begin seeking 
some new occupation, and the city will thus 
gain one-fourth additional license fee ; for if, 
as lam informed, 3,500 will take out licenses, 
the city will make $90,000. Harper's bill will 
thus affect Chicago at the same time that it 
does the majority of the cities in the State, 
Springfield being the only city, if I am well in- 
formed, where licenses end prior to April, and 
it will fall only one month short of being 
placed on an equal footing with the remainder 
of this county and other favored "places. I 
trust that the amendments I suggest will be 
deemed acceptable by you. By adopting either 
one of them it may become a law to-morrow 
morning. 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

The following are the proposed amendments 
submitted by the Mayor: 

. Section 1. That Sec. 1852 of the Municipal 
Code be and the same is hereby amended so as 
to read as follows : 

Sec. 1852. Every such license granted here- 
after and prior to July 1, 1883, unless sooner 
revoked, shall expire Dec. 31, 1883. For every 
license thus granted there shall be paid the 
sum of $103 ; at the expiration of the term 
thereof, unless the same be sooner revoked, 
there shall be credited to the holder of such 
license the sum of $50, to be applied in pay- 
ment of a license for a subsequent period if 
the same shall be issued. 

Second amendment: 

Section 1. That Sec. 1852 of the Municipal 
Code be and the same is hereby amended so as 
to read as follows: 

Sec. 1,852. Everj r such license hereafter 
granted, unless sooner revoked, shall expire 
on the first Monday of April next thereafter. 
For every such license issued hereafter and 
prior to July 1, 1883, there shall be paid the 
sumiof .^103. 

Aid. Hildreth mcvedto reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance vetoed by His Honor 
the Mayor was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the ordinance 
by Striking out all aft cm- the wovds "Section 1," 
and inserting in lieu thereof the words "That 
Sect ion ]852 of the Municipal Code be and the 
same is -hereby amended SO as to read as fol- 
lows: 

"Sec. 1S5J. Every such license hereafter 
granted, unless sooner revoked, shall expire 
on the first Monday of April next thereafter. 

"For every such license issued hereafter and 
prior to Jiilv 1,1883, there shall be paid the 
sum of $103." 

Aid. Hildreth called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeias— Appleton, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Foley, Walsh, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Geohegan— 19. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Lawler, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Sullivan, 
Manierre— 15. 

The question then being on th °> motion of 
Aid. Cullerton it was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton. 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
Walsh, D dton, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geo- 
hegan— 24. 

Nays— Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Man- 
ierre— 10 

Aid. Cullerton rnoved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to amend the ordinance 
by substituting for it the ordinance submitted 
by the Mayor, providing that licenses shall ex- 
pire December 31st. 

Aid. Hildreth called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Dixon it was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Simons— 5. 

Nays — Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, 
Burke, Sheridan, Culleiton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
Walsh, Bond, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisleldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 29. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the ordinance it was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
Walsh, Dalton, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geo- 
hegan— 24, 

Nays —Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Man- 
ierre— 10. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 1852 of the Muni- 
cipal Code be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows : 

Sec. 1852. Every such license hereafter 
granted, unless sooner revoked, shall expire 
on the first Monday of April * next thereafter. 
For every such license issued hereafter and 
prior to July 1, 1883, there shall be paid the sum 
of one hundred and three dollars. 

By consent, Aid. Geohegan •:• introduced a 
protest, adopted at a meeting of citizens held 
at the North Division Turnerg Hall, and asked 
that it be published and placed on file. 

So ordered. 

The following is the protest: 



PROTEST 

Against the "Harper Bill," adopted by the 
mass meeting of German citizens at North Side 
Turner Hall, June 18th, 1883. 
Respectf ully submitted to the Mayor and Common 

Council: 

"The so-called "Harper Bill," which passed 
the Senate in third reading on Friday after- 
noon and was signed by Governor Hamilton 
wi th undue haste on the same day, is by no 
means a measure of compromise designed to 
keep the license question out of the politics of 
our State. It is on the contrary a law which 
grants a number of concessions to the Tem- 
perance fanatics. It imposes additional bur- 
dens and restrictions upon the liquor trade 
without securing to dealers the protection of 
the authoriti ©s in the pursuit of their busi- 
ness in all parts of the State. 

"Not only is this law unjust and oppressive 
in its provisions, not only does it make an at- 
tempt as insulting as it is contemptible to 
throw a sop to the German vote by the in- 
sertion of a worthless clause for low license 
on beer ; but it becomes brutal and injurious 
through the provision that it shall be in force 
from July 1st next. 

" After the proposition of an exces- 
sive advance of liquor license had been buried 
under a majority of 10,o()0 votes in this city 
there were 3,800 business places rented for an- 
other year for liquor selling purposes. For 
this vote the temperance fanatics intend to 
punish Chicago. That the originators and Hd- 
vocates of this law did not have the promotion 
of public morals in view, is shown by the cir- 
cumstances that they refused to put wine on 
the same level with beer, although it is con- 
sidered a promoter of true temperance, the 
same as beer, in all civilized countries. With- 
in two weeks from now the saloonkeepers are 
expected to pay a license which is almost ten 
times as high as before, and since there are 
certainly more than 1,500 whe cannot do it, 
these 1,500 are ruined. Their fixtures will be 
worthless on account of the wholesale 
slaughter. 1,500 landlords loose their tenants. 
Wine dealers, brewers, bakers, cigar makers, 
grocers, soda water manufacturers, whisky 
dealers, butchers, and all business men who 
furnished supplies for saloons, suffer heavy 
losses, and 1,500 families being deprived of a 
modest living are thrown on the streets as 
beggars. 

"All this would have been avoided if the law 
had been dictated by justice and fairness, in- 
stead of being the outgrowth of the hatred, 
trickery and meanness of fanatics. Had the 
date of the enforcement of the law been fixed 
upon the 1st of May, 1884, the small saloonkeep- 
ers would have had time to look around for 
another mode of making a living, and to settle 
their affairs without such enormous losses for 
thousands of business men and landlords. The 
responsibility for this law rests upon the shoul- 
ders of the '■Republican Party.'" The republican 
press of Chicago, without exception, have ad- 
vocated the passage of this law, and more than 
any other of its representatives, the same as 
ten (10) years ago, Mr. Medill, of the Tribune, 
has allowed himself to be. guided by his nativ- 
istic hatred of foreigners. In both houses the 
bill was carried almost by a party vote— nearly 
all republican, for nearly all democrats voted 
" against it. Nor did Gov. Hamilton even ob- 
serve the usual decorum. He signed the law 
immediately after its passage in the Senate. 
We acknowledge with thanks the stand taken 
by the democratic party which has conducted 
the fight against the fanatics with energy and 
circumspection, aided only by one republican 
in the Senate and four republicans in the 
house (three of them German- Americans). In 
all legal steps which may be taken to contest 



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the constitutionality of the imfamous Harper 
Bill, or to delay its enforcement, in orderto 
weaken Its injurious effects, our sympathy as 
well as our material help will be given to the 
menaced business then. We trust that the 
Common Council, as well as Mayor Harrison, 
will use their best endeavors to protect the 
threatened business interest of the city by at 
least delaying the enforcement of this law 
Long enough, so as to save thousands of citizens 



and taxpayers from sudden financial embar- 
rassment and eventually ruin." 

ADJOURNMENT. , 

Aid. G-eohegau moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

JOHN G. NBCJME1STER, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



«TXJISrE 3 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan and Manierre. 

Absent— Aldermen Shorey and Burke. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 18th, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction dur- 
ing the week ending June 33rd, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Comptroller submitted his report of 
amount of fines received on account of viola- 
tions of the building ordinance, which was| 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication from A. F. Seeberger, 
President of the Inter State Exposition Asso- 
ciation, in answer to a demand on the part of 
the city for rent, etc., stating that the matter 
had been referred to the executive committee 
and had not yet been acted upon, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works' submit- 
ted a communication concerning a deficiency 



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in the appropriation for the City Hall, which 
was 

Referred to the Committees on Finance and 
Public Buildings, and the Mayor and Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, with instructions to 
see if they can find some means of raising the 
money necessary. 

The Clerk presented an invitation from 
Whittier Post No. 7, requesting the attend- 
ance of the Council at their picnic on July 4th, 
at Silver Leaf Grove, which was 

Accepted. 

The Directors of the Chicago Public Library 
submitted their Eleventh Annual Report which 
was 

Placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
by which an ordinance for 106 lamp posts on 
West Washington street, from Rockwell street 
to Homan avenue, was passed at the last 
regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre — 27. 

Nays— White, Marder, Hull, Colvin— 4. 

Aid. Bond moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Agreed to. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Wiekersham presented an order for 
paving with Medina stone the alley between 



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Adams and Monroe st reels, and between Dear- 
born and Clark streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wickersham presented the petition of 
W. F. Leland for permission to place a boiler 
in the alley at the rear of the Leland Hotel, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

Aid. Wickersham presented the petition of 
the Chicago and Cook County Passenger Rail- 
way Company for the passage of an accompa- 
nying ordinance authorizing said company to 
construct an elevated road on Dearborn or 
Clark street, between Adams and Jackson 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Follansbee presented an order for the 
improvement of Dearborn street, from Six- 
teenth street to Twenty-second street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Follansbee presented an order for mac- 
adam on Twenty-first street, from State 
street to Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented the petition of D. 
W. Jackson for rebate of water tax on sub lot 
2, lots 11 and 12, block 2, Myrick's Second Add., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Wetherell presented a petition for 
repeal of an ordinance for opening and widen- 
ing an alley ' from Twenty-ninth street to 
Thirtieth street, between Indiana and Prairie 
avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an order relating to 
the improvement of Thirty-seventh street, and 
moved its passage. 

Aid. Colvin moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the order 
on its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows-: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, 
Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, G-aynor, 
Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dal- 
ton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Severin, Geohegan, Manierre— 28. 

Nays— Walsh, Colvin, Sweeney— 3. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the order it was 

Agreed to. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That upon the unanimous request 
of the property owners interested on Thirty- 
seventh street, between Vincennes avenue and 
Grand boulevard, the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized to make arrange- 
ments to substitute macadam for cedar blocks 
on said Thirty-seventh street. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution direct- 
ing the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance 
rebating water taxes on charitable and educa- 
tional institutions, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the resolution as.passed: 
Resolved, That the City Attorney be and he is 
hereby directed to report a legal ordinance to 
this Council at its next regular meeting rebat- 
ing all water assessments or bills against 
charitable and educational institutions in the 
city, and furnishing the same with water free 
of charge. 

Aid. Doerner presented the petition of Bu- 
dach and Krakar for lease of city property on 
LaSalle street south of Thirty-third street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a petition for gas on 
Loomis street, from Twelfth street to Blue 
Island avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department'of Public Works, 
with instructions to present the proper ordin- 
ance. 

Aid. Foley presented a resolution concerning 
the completion of the City Hall, which was « 

Referred to the Committee on Finance and 
Public Buildings and the Mayor and Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Aid. White presented an ordinance for the 
adjournment of the Council from July 16th to 
Aug. 20th, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. White moved that the rales be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting the ordinance on 
its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Appleton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Hildreth, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Colvin, Man- 
ierre— 15. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Lawler, Foley, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan— 15. 

The ordinance was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Walsh presented a petition for a side- 
walk on Union street, between Ohio and Erie 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Bond presented a remonstrance against 
granting any franchise for an elevated rail- 
road on West Madison street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Bond presented a resolution for the im- 
provement of Laflin street, from Madison 
street to Harrison street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Simons presented an ordinance relating 
to peddling on Sunday, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Walsh moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Simons moved to suspend the rules 
for the purpose of putting the order on its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hil- 
dreth, Purcell, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Slarder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Manierre— 25. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Lawler, Gaynor, 
Foley, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 8. 



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Aid. Lawler moved to amend the ordinance 
by adding- to Section 1 a proviso that it shall 
not apply, to milk peddlers. 

Agreed to. 

The question then being - on the passage of 
the ordinance as amended it was agreed to by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Purcell, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Manierre— 26. 

Nays — Sanders, Appleton, Gaynor, Foley, 
Sullivan— 5. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Cliicago: 

Section 1. No one having a peddler's license 
shall in going along the streets, alleys, high- 
ways or public grounds of the City of Chicago 
on Sunday, call out, cry, or by any device make 
any noise, or blow any horn to call attention to 
the sale of any kind of fruit, goods, wares, mer- 
chandise or any article or thing whatever 
under a penalty of not less than five nor more 
than ten dollars for each offense and a revoca- 
tion of the license ; provided, that this ordin- 
ance shall not apply to milk peddlers. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Aid. Hull presented a petition for the exten- 
sion of Francisco street to Madison street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Hull presented a petition for water on 
Fairfield avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Dalton presented a petition for water 
on Maplewood avenue, between Fulton and 
Lake streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Dalton presented an order concerning 
the opening of Dearborn street, and moved its 
passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Dalton moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting the order on its 
passage 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Foss, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, 
Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 
21. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Sheridan, Hildreth, Purcell, Walsh, Quinn, 
Geohegan— 10. 

Aid. Colvin called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the order it was agreed to toy yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas— Foss, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 24. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee,Wetherell, Cullerton, Hildreth, 
Geohegan— 9. 

The following is the order as passed: ' 



Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to file forthwith in 
the case now pending in the Superior Court of 
Cook County for the condemnation • of lands 
for the extension of Dearborn street, from 
Jackson street to Taylor street, a supplement- 
al petition praying the Court to cause an 
assessment to be made to pay the compensa- 
tion and damages which have been awarded 
for the property taken and damaged by such 
extension, with the cost of the proceedings. 

Aid. Quinn presented a petition for im- 
provement of Hurlbut street, from Belden 
avenue to Fullerton avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Colvin presented an order directing the 
Judiciary Committee to inquire under and by 
what authority the Western Indiana R. R. Co. 
have laid certain tracks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an order relating to 
lamps on Wesson street, and moved its nas-. 
sage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the lamps on Wessen street, 

between Oak and Division streets, be lighted 

with other material than gas. 

Aid. Geohegan presented the petition of 
Charles Prentice for compensation for personal 
injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Manierre presented the petition of E. 
F. Blair and others concerning alley between 
Cass and Rush streets, north of Chicago 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

By consent the Committee on Fire and 
Water, to whom was referred a petition for 
permission to sell fire-works on July 4th next, 
returned the papers without recommendation. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the prayer of the 
petition be granted. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Appleton, Cullerton, Doerner, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, 
Lyke, Quinn, Eisteldt, Colvin, Sullivan, Geo- 
hegan, Manierre— 17. 

Nays— Wickersham, Follansbee, Foss, Weth- 
erell, Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Walsh, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Ryan, Schack, Severin— 14. 

• Aid. White presented a resolution concern- 
ing the sale of fire- works on July 4, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Lawler, Foley, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Sweeney, Geohegan, Manierre— 18,. 

Nays - Wickersham, Foss, Wetherell, Rior- 
dan, Purcell, Gaynor, Marder, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Severin— 13. 

The following is the resolution as passed : 

Resolved, That the dealers in fire-works be 
and they are hereby allowed to sell fire-works 
until July 5th, 1883, but in no case shall this be 
construed as giving permission for the sale of 
fire-works in the future in the city of Chicago. 

By consent the Committee on Fire and Water, 
to whom was referred a proposed schedule of 
water rates, submitted a report recommending- 
its passage. 



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Aid. Cullerton and Wickersham demanded 
that the report be deferred for final action 
until the next regular meeting:. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be made the 
special order for 8:30 o'clock, p. m. 
The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Sanders moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 



■ Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Foss, Weth- 
erell, Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Harder, 
Schack, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Geo- 
heg-an— 20. 

Nays— Wickersham. Hildreth, Lawler, Walsh, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Quinn, Sweeney,. 
Sullivan, Manierre.— 12. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOHN G. NE UMEISTER, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



JXJ3STE S 8 a 18SS. 



OFFIC8AL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Alder- 
men Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan and Manierre. 

Absent— Aldermen Shorey and White. 

CALL). 

The Clerk read the following- call for the 
meeting: 

Chicago, June 28, 1883. 

To the City Clerk: 

You are hereby notified and directed to call 
a special meeting of the City Council for 
Thursday, the 28th day of June, 1883, at the 
hour of 7:30 p. m., to receive and take action 
on a communication from the Mayor. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the call be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

His Honor the Mayor presented the follow- 
ing communication: 

To the City Council of the City of Chicago: I 
regret the necessity of putting you to the 
t- ouble of convening to-night. This is the first 
time in my three terms that I have taken ad- 
vantage of this chartered right. I regret it 
the more because the necessity partially jirows 
out of my own mistake. When I sent in my 
message of the 18th fust , giving my reasons 
for not approving the ordinance that was 
adopted that evening regarding saloon licenses 
I recommended two amendments to Section 



1,852 of the Municipal Code. One amendmc n | 
terminated saloon licenses on the 31st ot 
December; the other on the first Monday in 
April. You will remember that my principal 
arguments referred to the first amendment, 
and that I stated that the last amendment, and 
the one you adopted, had presented itself to 
me when my message was nearly completed— 
not, in fact, until Avithin an hour of the meet- 
iug of the Council. At that late hour I direct- 
ed a member of the Law Department to pre- 
pare an amendment, which he did, and I did 
nut have time to examine it critically. Either 
from a misapprehension as to the date of the 
annual election, supposing the same to occur 
on the Tuesday immediately following the first 
Monday m April, or because he overlooked the 
fact that next year was leap year, tne amend- 
ment was prepared as you adopted it. 

Since the adjournment of the last regular 
meeting my attention was called to the fact 
that 18s4 being leap year the first Monday in 
April would occur six' days after the election 
instead of the day before. While this will not 
invalidate the license issued under the adopted 
amendatory ordinance until the 1st day of 
April next, it will invalidate them for the six 
succeeding days, and wouid give grounds for 
those who oppose that ame datory ordinance 
to attack it. One of my reasons, therefore, for 
convening the Council is to recommend the 
passage of an ordinance fixing the municipal 
year. This you have under the charter the 
power to do. The ordinance submitted will 
Degin and terminate the municipal year on the 
first Monday following the first Tuesday in 
April in each year. On consultation with the 
Law Department, we have determined that 
this date will be eminently proper, for it wilt 
commence always a week: after the annual 
elections, when the new Aldermen will have 



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been chosen and new city officers elected. I 
recommend the passage of the ordinance sub- 
mitted immediately. 

Another reason for convening - the Council 
to-night is this: On the 1st day of next month 
the so-called Harper bill becomes a law of the 
State, living a minimum for saloon licenses. 
Many persons may wish to take out licenses 
immediately after the 1st of July. Such 
licenses I could not issue until you shall have 
passed an ordinance in conformity with such 
new law. The result may be that persons may 
tender license fees, and, I not being able to 
issue licenses, litigation will at once be the 
result. At the last meeting of the Council an 
ordinance, supposed to be conformable to the 
new statute, was introduced and referred to 
the Committee on Licenses. I have caused 
thi s ordinance to be critically examined by the 
Corporation Counsel. He objects to some pro- 
visions in the ordinance introduced and has 
framed a draft of an ordinance, which he con- 
siders a better one, and has placed the same in 
the hands of the Committee on Licenses. I 
recommend that you adopt at once the ordin- 
ance so framed by him. By doing so as early 
as possible perplexities and litigations will be 
avoided. 

Carter H. Harrtson, 
Mayor. 

The following is the ordinance presented by 
the Mayor : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the municipal year of the 
City of Chicago shall commence on the first 
Monday after the first Tuesday in April in 
each and every year hereafter, and the present 
municipal year shall expire on the first Mon- 
day in April, 1884. 



Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Cnllerton moved that the ordinance fix- 
ing the municipal year be passed. 

Aid. Hildreth called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the ordinance it was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Burke, Sheridan. Cullerton, 
Doerner. Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Dalton, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 27. 

Nays— Foss, Wetherell, Bond, Simons, Mard- 
er, Hull, Lyke— 7. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the municipal year of the 
City of Chicago shall commence on the first 
Monday after the first Tuesday in April in 
each and every year hereafter, and the present 
municipal year shall expire on the first Mon- 
day in April, 1884. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

JOHN G. NE UME1STER, 

City Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan and 
Manierre. 

Absent— Aldermen Shorey. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 25th and of the 
special meeting held June 28th, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted the follow- 
ing communication: 

Mayor's Office, ( 
Chicago, July 2, 1883. f 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : In accordance with law I here- 
by appoint the following gentlemen to be 
school inspectors : 
Mr. M. J. Dunne to succeed himself. 
Mr. Frank Wenter to succeed F. A. Maas, 
Esq. 

Mr. Graeme Stewart to succeed P. A. Hoyne, 
Esq. 

Mr. John M. Clark to succeed E. G. Keith, 
Esq. 

Mr. J. R. Doolittle, jr., to succeed Rev. J. C. 
Burroughs. 

And as Directors of the Public Library the 
following gentlemen: 



Mr. L. W. Kadlec to succeed himself. 
Mr. B. Callaghan to succeed himself. 
Mr. H. W. Rogers to succeed Dr. J. B. Walk- 
er- ' , !r . ' , .' si 
And ask your concurrence in the same. 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the appointments 
be referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to suspend the rules 
for the purpose of taking action on the ap- 
pointments. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Appleton, Foss, Wether- 
ell, Burke, Cullerton, Hildreth, Purcell, White, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Colvin, Severin, Man- 
ierre- -21. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Follansbee, Lawler, 
Walsh, Sweeney— 6. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the appointments 
be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Cullerton, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, White, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull. Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Colvin, Severin, Man- 
ierre— 25. 

Nays— Walsh, Sweeney— 2. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, \ 
Chicago, July 2, 1883. f 
To the Honorable the members of the City Coun- 
cil: ►•aaiiyiei ^iano 
Gentlemen: By virtue of the power and 
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appoint Mr. Philip Rcidy as Scaler of Weights 
and Measures to succeed Mr. Walter Macdon- 
ald. Mr. Patrick Tierney as Inspector of 
Boilers to succeed himself. Mr. W. J. Onahan 
as City Collector to succeed himself. Mr. S. D. 
Baldwin as Inspector of Gas to succeed him- 
self. And Mr. Alexander Kirkland as Com- 
missioner of Buildings to succeed himself, all 
of whose terms of office have expired, and I 
respectfully ask the concurrence of your hon- 
orable body in said appointments. 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the appointments 
be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Hildreth, Lawlcr, Purcell, White, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schaclc, Quinn, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Manierre— 26. 

Nays— Walsh— 1. 

ALSO, 

His report of releases from the House of 
Correction during the week ending June 30th, 
which was 

Placed on file. 

The Board -of Education submitted a com- 
munication asking the purchase of a school 
site on Snell street, between Chicago avenue 
and Huron street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Clerk presented the petition of L. R. 
Carsweli for refund of tax paid twice, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
a report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing Peck court, from State 
street to Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sanders, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham. Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Manierre— 27. 

Nays -None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for Avater service 
pipes on Peoria street, from West Indiana 
street to Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
White, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, 
Severin, Manierre— 27. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for curbing, fill- 
ing and paving Morgan street, from West 
Twelfth street to West Fourteenth street. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Hull presented the petition of Isaac 
McCourtie and J. G. McCarthy for vacation of 



alley and opening new alley in Block 16, Lee's 
Sub., Sec. 12, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Dalton presented an ordinance concern- 
ing street railways in the City of Chicago, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Hildreth presented the petition of 
Patrick N. Mulvihill for compensation for in- 
juries received while in the discharge of his 
duty as a policeman, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order for repair 
of sidewalk on Stewart avenue, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works take such steps as may be necessary 
towards immediately repairing the sidewalk 
on the west side of Stewart avenue, between 
Fourteenth street and Liberty street. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the petition of C. C. 
Bonney for repeal of ordinance for sidewalk 
on Mowry avenue, Which was 

Referred to thj Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Foss presented an order relating to the 
improvement of Bryant avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an ordinance relat- 
ing to sidewalk on Wabash avenue, from 
Twenty-third street to Thirty-fifth street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Follansbee presented an order for stone 
sidewalk on Twenty-second street, from State 
street to Indiana avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

Aid. Dixon presented a petition concerning 
terminus of Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wickersham presented an order con- 
cerning cont; act for private drams on Michigan 
avenue, from JackSon street to Lake Park 
place, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Fie cis — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Geohegan, Manierre— Si. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to 
contract for the laying of private drains on 
Michigan avenue, from Jackson street to Lake 
Park place, without advertising for proposals 
for the same. 

Aid. Hull presented the petition of Michael 
Crowley for compensation for personal injur- 
ies, which was 

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Aid. Manierre presented an ordinance relat- 
ing- to sidewalk space on Oak street, near North 
Wells street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alloys, N. D. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance fixing- water rates, he now taken up. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that it be laid over 
and made the special order for the next regu- 
lar meeting- at 8:30 o'clock, p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Riordan, Purcell, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schaek, Eisfeldt, Severin, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre — 23. 

Nays— La wler, Gaynor, Foley, White, Marder, 
Colvin, Sweeney— 8. ' 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the petition of R. C. Mackey for re- 
bate of city taxes, submitted a report recom- 
mending- the passage of an accompanying- or- 
der. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: - 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, Law- 
ler, Purcpll, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney. Sulli- 
van, Geohegan, Manierre— 32. 

Nays —None. 

The following- is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to refund the 
said R. C. Mackey the sum of $15.84, being a 
second payment made by him on lot 10, block 
17, School Section Add., for the city taxes of 
the year 1881. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Comptroller in re- 
lation to a settlement with Cook County on 
account of Reform School, submitted a report 
thereon. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor a d Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago, in Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Fnance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication of the Comptroller in 
reference to a settlement with Cook County 
on account of Reform School grounds, having- 
had the same under advisement respectfully 
report that they recommend the passage of 
the accompanying- order. 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and they are hereby authorized to negotiate 
with the County of Cook and accept so much 
of block 2, Reform School grounds, at the price 
fixed per lot by the County Board in lieu of 
and in full payment of the city's claim of 
$50,000 on the Reform School grounds, and to 
execute the necessary papers to carry the same 
into effect; providing, however, if in their dis- 
cretion they should deem it to be for the best 



interest of the city to settle with the County 
upon the basis proposed by the County Com- 
missioners. 

Swayne Wickersham, 
Thomas N. Bond, 
S. D. Foss, 
E. F. Cullerton. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of the Alexian Bros, for rebate of 
water tax on their hospital, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the petition of the Alexian 
Brothers be referred to the Commissioner of 
Public Works, with full power to act in the 
premises. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was inferred an order for rebate of water tax 
on Nos. 45 and 47 Huron street, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the report be re- 
committed. 

Agreed to. 

also, 

■ The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the official bond of Eugene Prager as Oil In- 
spector, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be placed 
on file and the bond approved. 

Aid. White moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Lawler on the table, which was agreed to by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders. Appleton, Follansbee, 
Foss, Wetherell, Purcell, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Colvin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 20. 

Nays— Wickersham, Burke, Sheridan, Cull- 
erton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, 
Foley, Hull, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, Geoheg- 
an— 14. 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Appleton, Follansbee, Foss, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Doerner, Purcell, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Colvin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Manierre— 21. 

Nays -Wickersham, Sanders, Burke, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, Hull, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, Geohegan— 13. 

RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom were 
referred sundry ordinances for elevated rail- 
ways and remonstrances against their passage, 
submitted a report recommending that they 
all be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

JOHN G. NEUME1STER, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



JULY 0, 188 3. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickers ham, Sanders, Appleton, Follansbee, 
Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Foley, White, AValsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schaek, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Sevesin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan and Mauierre. 

Absent— Aldermen Dixon, Shorey and Hil- 
dreth. 

MINUTES. 

Aid, Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 2 be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
releases from the House of Correction during 
the week ending July 7th, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of S. D. 
Baldwin as Inspector of Gas Meters, in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars, signed by 
D. S. Lovejoy and JohnM. Dunphy as sureties. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of P. H. Tierney as Inspec- 
tor of Steam Boilers in the penal sum of ten 
thousand dollars, signed by Geo. H.Gilman and 
Terrence McNulty as sureties. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The official bond of Alex. Kirkland as Com- 
missioner of Buildings in the penal sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars, signed by Peter 
Devine, William Mans on and John Cochrane as 
sureties. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Phillip Reidy as Sealer of 
Weights and Measures in the penal sum of 
five thousand dollars, signed by James Maher 
and John Stephan as sureties. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bond be ap- 
proved 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of William J. Onahan as 
City Collector, in the penal sum of twenty-five 
thousand dollars, signed by Patrick ILRice, 
John R. Walsh and William P. Rend as sure- 
ties. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

The City Collector submitted a communica- 
tion covering an opinion given him by the City 
Attorney relative to the legality of the ordin- 
ance requiring brewers to take out a license, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
a report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Ewing place, from Robey street to 
Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yt-ds— Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Foss, 
Wcthci-cll, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Murder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Maniem — 26. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on LeMoyne street, from Robey street to 
Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Schack the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham. Sanders, Appleton, Foss, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan, Manierre— 26. 

Nays -None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Evergreen avenue, from Robey street 
to Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Foss, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Manierre— 26. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Fowler street, from Hoyne avenue to 
Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Foss, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Manierre - 26. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance 
for sidewalks on Western avenue and Robey 
street, from West Chicago avenue to Division 
street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Foss, 
Wetherell, Sheridan. Cullerton, Doerner, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor. Foley, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Manierre— 26. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for sidewalk on the east side of 
Western avenue, from West Chicaero avenue 
to West Division street," passed April 9, 1883, 
and the ordinance entitled "An ordinance for 
sidewalk on both sides of Robey street, from 
West Chicago avenue to West Division street," 
passed May 28, 1883, be and the same are here- 
by repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinances 
for sidewalks on Chicago avenue and Hoyne 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Manierre, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Foss, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, - 
Manierre— 26. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Chica- 
go avenue, from North Clark street to its east- 
ern terminus," passed June 27, 1881,. and the 
ordinance entitled "An ordinance for sidewalk 
on both sides of Hoyne avenue, from West 
Division street to North avenue," passed Sep- 
tember 12, 1881, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

petitions, communications and 
ordinances. 

Aid. Manierre presented an order repealing- 
an order passed July 27, 1882, relative to fur- 
nishing water free to contractors, and moved 
its pa ssage. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the order 
on its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as f ol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing: 

Teas— Wickersham, Appleton, Follansbee, 
Foss, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, 
Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 18. 

Nays -Sanders, Wetherell, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Dalton, Colvin, Severin— 14. 

The order was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Colvin presented an ordinance to amend 
an ordinance relating to costs on special 
assessments, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Severin presented a petition praying 
that the name of North Clark street be changed 
to Clark avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Quinn presented an ordinance directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to let the 
contract for the improvement of Wisconsin 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order for gas mains 
on West North avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following: is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be instructed to have gas mains laid on 
West North avenue, from Milwaukee avenue 
to Western avenue. 

,Ald. Hull presented orders for sewers on 
Lexington street, from Campbell avenue to 
Rockwell street, on Campbell avenue, from 
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avenue, between Taylor street and Western 
avenue, and moved that they be referred to the 
Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to refer the orders to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the orders 
on their passage, which was carried by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Burke, Riordan, Lawler, 
Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Mauierre— 22. 

Nays — Sanders, Appleton, Foss, Wetherell, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Walsh, Geohegan— 8. 

Aid. Ryan moved to amend the order by a 
list of sewers in the Fourteenth ward. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to further amend by 
inserting Robey street, from Sixteenth street 
to Twenty-second street. 

Aid. Lawler moved to lay the amendments 
of Aid. Ryan and Cullerton on the table. 

Aid. Geohegan moved as a substitute for the 
subject matter that a sewer be constructed on 
St. Clair street,, from Superior street to the 
river. 

The question then being on laying the 
amendment of Aid. Cullerton on the table it 
was agreed to by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Follansbee, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, 
Gaynor, Foley, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, 
Ryan, Quinn, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Manierre— 20. 

Nays— Appleton, Foss, Cullerton, Pureell, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Lyke, Schack, Geo- 
hegan— 10. 

The question then being on laying the 
amendment of Aid. Ryan on the table it was 
agreed to by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Follansbee, 
Foss, Wetherell, Cullerton, Doerner, R'ordan, 
Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Quinn, Severin, Sweeney, 
Geohegan, Manierre— 22. 

Nays— Appleton, Sheridan, Pureell, White, 
Ryan, Schack, Sullivan— 7. 

The question then being on the substitute of 
Aid. Geohegan, it was 

Lost. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to refer the orders to 
the Department of Public Woi'ks, which was 
Agreed to. 

Aid. Simons presented an order for improve- 
ment of Ogden avenue, from Randolph street 
to Madison street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Simons presented an order for improve- 
ment of May street, from Fulton street to 
Milwaukee avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Walsh presented an ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for opening North Hoyne street 
from North avenue to Wabansia avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. White presented an order relative to 
viaducts at North Halsted street and Center 
avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Law Department be and 
they are hereby requested to report to this 
Council what action, if any, has been taken 
towards getting the property owners abutting 
the contemplated viaducts at Halsted street 
and Chicago avenue, and on Center avenue, to 



waive all claims for damages on account of 
the erection of said viaducts; also, the Depart- 
ment of Public Works to report what has been 
done, if anything, towards building a viaduct 
at Halsted street and Chicago avenue, and 
Center avenue near Sixteenth street. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order for sale of 
the old armory lot, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

Aid. Lawler presented the petition of Pat. 
Mackey for remission of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Burke presented a petition for opening 
Thirty-second street, from Clark street to 
Wentworth avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Foss presented the petition of P. P. 
Demarais for compensation for damages, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Follansbee presented a petition for 
location of the sidewalk on Wabash avenue 
south of Twenty- thir \ street, at the curb line, 
which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
Works and Mayor with power to act. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a communication 
from M. McDermott concerning encroach- 
ments on the public streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order concern- 
ing the communication from M. McDermott, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing 
the City Clei-k to report whether club houses 
have taken out liquor licenses, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby directed to report to this Council at its 
next regular meeting whether the various 
club houses in the city pay a United States 
Government license for the sale of liquors, 
also whether they pay a city license for such 
privileges. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order for rebate 
of water tax on No. 8^5 Halsted street, which 
was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Aid. Wickei'sham presented a petition for 
opening Butler street, from Thirty-fifth street 
to Thirty-seventh street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wickersham presented a petition con- 
cerning the terminus of the Western Indiana 
R. R., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wickersham presented three remons- 
trances against granting any right for the 
erection of a temporary elevated railway on 
any public street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 



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Aid. Colvin presented an order for removal 
of water plug on Division street near Otis 
street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following- is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to remove the 
water plug- on north side of Division street 
near Otis street, to the northeast corner Divis- 
ion and Otis streets. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order for refund 
of assessment for lamps on Wesson street, 
which was 

lief erred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

By consent, the select committee to whom 
was referred a communication from the Com- 
missioner of Public Works relating- to the 
City Hall submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Wickersham moved that the report be 
laid over and published and made the special 
order for the next regular meeting at 8:30 
o'clock p.m. 

Agreed to. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen, etc.: 

Your select committee to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in reference to the new City 
Hall, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report that they find on examina- 
tion that if the work is now suspended on the 
building to wait an appropriation next year an 
unnecessary expense of about ii20,000 will be 
entailed on the city by the delay. Your Com - 
mittee, therefore, recommend the passage of 
the accompanying ordinance providing for the 
funds necessary toward the completion of the 
building. 

Swayne Wickersham, 
S. D. Poss, 

E. P. CULLERTON, 

Thomas N. Bond, 
J. M. Quinn, 
$ E. P. Burke. 

Whereas, since the passage of the last 
annual appropriation bill a casualty has hap- 
pened which has caused a necessity for the 
completion of the City Hall, therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor, Commissioner 
of Public Works and Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and they are hereby ordered to proceed 
immediately to complete the City Hall Build- 
ing. 

Sec. 2. That there shall be expended during 
the present fiscal year for the purpose men- 
tioned in the preceding- section an amount 
exceeding the sum of one hundred thousand 
dollars over and above the amount heretofore 
appropriated for said purpose, the said sum of 
one hundred thousand dollars to be paid from 
any moneys in the city treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

special order. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance fixing water rates, be now taken up. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the ordin- 
ance by adding thereto the words "All orders 
or resolutions heretofore passed granting free 
water to gas companies or contractors be and 
the same are hereby repealed." 

Aid. Lawler moved to refer the oi'dinance to 
a select committee consisting of His Honor the 
Mayor, Aid. Cullerton, Follansbee and Geoheg- 



an, the Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Superintendent of the Water Department for 
revision, and that it be made the special order 
for the next regular meeting, at 9 o'clock, p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Follansbee. 
Poss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Doerner, 
Lawler, Foley, Bond, Simons, Hull, Lyke, 
Kisfeldt, Severin, Manierre— 17. 

Nays— Appleton, Cullerton, Riordan, Purcell, 
White, Walsh, Marder, Dalton, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Colvin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geoheg- 
an— 15. 



Aid. Geohegan moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Purcell, 
White, Walsh, Simons, Colvin— 8. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Burke, Doerner, 
Riordan, Lawler, Foley, Bond, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quin/h, Eisfeldt, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 21. 



Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up a report 
of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
on vacating an alley in block 11, Ashland Add. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Doerner, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Schack, Sweeney, 
Geohegan— 16. 

Nays— Cullerton, Purcell, Walsh, Quinn, 
Colvin, Severin— 6. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

So ordered. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago, in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred a petition for vaca- 
tion of an alley in block 11, Ashland Add., 
having had the same under advisement, re- 
spectfully report that we recommend the 
passage of the accompanying ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the alley running east and 
west in McKay's Re-subdivision of block 11, 
Ashland Addition to Chicago, between .lots 10 
to 16 in the south, and lots 17 and 20 in the 
north, in said block 11, as shown on the plat 
hat ©to attached, be and the same is hereby 
ordered vacated and closed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



adjournment. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Appleton, Follansbee, Foss, Burke, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Geohegan— 17. 

Nays - Wickersham, Sanders, Wetherell, 
Riordan, Purcell, White, Walsh, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Quinn, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Manierre— 15. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 



JOHN G. NEUME1STER, 
City Clerk. 



July 1(5,] 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, . Foss, 
Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan. 

Absent— Aldermen Shorey, Follansbee, Gay- 
nor and Manierre. 

MINUTES. 

Aid, Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 9th be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OE GITY OPEICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
releases from the House of Correction during 
the week ending July 14th, which was 

Placed on file. 

The City Clerk in obedience to an order pass- 
ed July 9th, submitted a report stating that 
private clubs in the city take out United States 
Internal Revenue license, but do do not take 
out city licenses for the sale of liquors, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

By consent, Aid. Cullerton presented an 
order directing the Mayor to see that all clubs* 
selling liquors take out city licenses, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance relating to the completion of the 
City Hall be now taken up. 



A id. Cullerton called the attention of the Coun- 
cil to a clerical error in the original draft of 
the ordinance, whereby the word "not" was 
left but between the words "amount" and "ex- 
ceeding" and the words "not to exceed" were 
left out between the words "sum of" and "one 
hundred thousand" in Sec. 2. 

Aid. White moved that the ordinance be so 
corrected. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. White moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Mar- 
der, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan— 32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Whereas, Since the passage, of the last 
annual appropriation bill a casualty has hap- 
pened which has caused a necessity for the 
completion of the City Hall, therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor, Commissioner 
of Public Works and Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and they are hereby ordered to proceed 
immediately to complete the City Hall Building. 

Sec. 2. That there shall be expended during 
the present fiscal year for the purpose men- 
tioned in the preceding section an amount 
not exceeding the sum of one hundred thou- 
sand dollars over and above the amount here- 
tofore appropriated for said purpose, the said 
sum of not to exceed one hundred thousand 
dollars to be paid from any moneys in the city 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 



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Sec. 8. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

SPECIAL) ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance establishing water rates, be now 
taken up. 

Aid. Geohegan stated to the Council that he 
had not been able to have a meeting of his 
committee, and was not ready to report. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance be 
made the special order for the next regular 
meeting at 8:30 p. m. 

Aid. White raised the point of order that the 
matter not being in the possessionof theCoun- 
cil no such motion was proper. 

The Chair decided the point of order not well 

ft Ald. Cullerton moved that the select com- 
mittee having charge of the water ordinance 
be requested to report at the next regular 
meeting, and that such report be made the 
special order for 8:30 o'clock, p. m. 
Agreed to. 

By consent, Aid. Sheridan presented an order 
to let contract for drains on Wentworth ave- 
nue without advertising, and moved its pass- 
age. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull,* Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 32. 
Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to let 
the contract for laying water service pipes on 
Wentworth avenue, from Eighteenth street to 
Twenty-second street, without advertising for 
bids. 

By consent, the committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D., to whom was referred an ordin- 
ance concerning sidewalk space on Oak street, 
near Wells street, submitted a report recom- 
mendii g its passage. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan— 31. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk sp:ice on the 
south side of Oak st reet, between the alley on 
the east and North Wells street on the west, be 
and the same is hereby established at fourteen 
(14) feet. 

Sec. 2. That the sidewalk space on the north 
side of Oak street, between the alley on the 
west and North LaSalle street on the east, be 
and the same is hereby established at twelve 
(12) feet. 

Aid. Hildreth rose to present an order which 
he desired the Council to pass. 

Objections were made and the regular order 
called for. 



Aid. Hildreth moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of allowing him to 
present his order. 

The Chair ruled that Aid. Hildreth had not 
the floor for that purpose and that his motion 
was out of order. 

Aid. Hildreth appealed from the ruling of 
the Chair. 

The question then being "Shall the decision 
of the Chair stand as the judgment of the 
Council," the yeas and nays were taken and 
the Chair was sustained by the following vote: 

Yeas —Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Foss, 
Wetherell, Cullerton, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Foley, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 23. 

Nays— Appleton, Burke, Sheridan, Hildreth, 
White, Walsh, Colvin— 7. 

The City Attorney presented an ordinance 
remitting water taxes on charitable and edu- 
cational institutions, which was/ 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works may and he is hereby directed and 
instructed to remit and cancel all water tax 
and rates heretofore levied and assessed or 
which may hereafter be levied or assessed 
against any and all charitable and educational 
institutions within the city of Chicago, which 
are not conducted and carried on for the pur- 
pose of private gain or profit: Provided, That 
the said Commissioner may require every 
application for a rebate or remission of said 
water tax or rates to be verified by the affida- 
vit of one or more taxpayers of the City of 
Chicago: And provided further, That nothing* 
herein shall be construed into a remission or 
repayment of any water tax or rate against 
any such institution which has already paid 
any such water tax or rate. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid Hildreth moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of allowing him to in- 
troduce an order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Appleton, Foss, Wetherell, Hil- 
dreth, Riordan, Lawler, Foley, White, Simons, 
Hull, Lyke, Colvin— 13. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Pureell, Bond, Marder, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn. Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 17. 

The City Clerk presented a communication 
received by him from the City Clerk of Detroit, 
Mich., announcing that the Common Council 
and city officials of Detroit, intended visiting 
Chicago during the second week in August 
prox. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Chair appoint a 
committee of five Aldermen to receive the 
Detroit visitors. 

Agreed to. 

The Chair appointed as such committee, Aid. 
Lawler, Dixon, Hildreth, Colvin and Sweeney. 

• 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for curbing and 
filling Brown street, from West Taylor street 
to West Twelfth street. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing, tilling and paving- West 
Eighteenth street, from Halsted street to Blue 
Island avenue. 

Aid. Doerner moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for grading and paving West Lake 
street, from Ashland avenue to Western 
avenue. 

Aid. Quinn moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing, grading and macadam- 
izing Peck court, from State street to Michigan 
avenue. 

Aid. Sanders moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
a report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Robey street, from JBryson street to Ever- 
green avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, hisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Hoyne avenue, from Bryson street to 
North avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Laflin street, from West Madison 
street to West Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Hildretb, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan— 32. 

iVays-None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Park street, from Evergreen avenue 
to Robey street. 



Ry unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sul- 
livan, Geohegan— 82. 

Nays —None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sidos of West VanBuren street, from -Leavitt 
street to California avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Marder, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age, and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Mard- 
er, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohegan— 32. 

Nays- None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for lamp posts on 
Elston avenue, from Blackhawk street to 
North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eisfeldt, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for thirteen lamp 
posts on Green street, from West Ohio street 
to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
White, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon. Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 32. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of allowing him to 
present an order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sheridan, Hildreth. Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Foley, White, Walsh, Hull, 
Lyke, Colvin— 12. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Foss, Wetherell, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt,' Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 17. 

Aid. White moved to take up the report of 
the Committee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
relating to adjournment of Council, that it be 
published and made the special order for the 
next regular meeting at 8:30 o'clock, p. m. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Cullerton, Hildreth, White, Lyke, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Geohegan— 7. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Doerner, Rior- 



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dan, Lawlor, Purcell, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull. Ryan, Schack, Quinn, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan— 23. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Foss, Cullerton, White, Bond, 
Marder, Geohegan— 7. 

Nays — Wiekersham, Sanders, Wetherell, 
Doerner, Hiklreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Foley, Walsh, Simons, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan— 21. 

The Gas Inspector submitted his report for 
the quarter ending- June 30th, 1883, which was 
Placed on file. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Sanders presented an order for sidewalk 
on both sides of Fourteenth street, from State 
street to Indiana avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Wetherell presented a petition for re- 
peal of ordinance for paving- Bryant avenue 
with sheet asphalt, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an ordinance con- 
cerning sidewalk space on Ray avenue and 
Gano street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Foss, Wetherell, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Foley, White, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sullivan, 
Geohegan— 22. 

Nays— Sanders, Doerner, Walsh— 3. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

That the sidewalk space on Ray avenue, bet- 
ween Prairie avenue and South Park avenue, 
be and the same is hereby established at eight- 
een feet. Also, that the sidewalk space on 
Gano street, between Prairie avenue and South 
Park avenue, be and the same is hereby estab- 
lished at nine feet. 

Aid. Wetherell presented a petition for stone 
sidewalk and macadam on Ray avenue, from 
Prairie avenue to South Park avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented a petition praying 
that the sidewalk space on Gano street, from 
Prairie avenue to South Park avenue, be es 
tablished at nine feet, which Avas 

Placed on file. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an ordinance 
amending an ordinance relating to brewers 
and distillers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order concerning 
a list of streets needing improvement and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Wetherell, Cul- 
lerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Foley, White, Bond, Simons, Marder, 
Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Quinn, Colvin, Geohegan— 23. 



. Nays— Sanders, Walsh, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Sweeney, Sullivan— 6. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal be requested to 
furnish the City Council with a list of streets 
which they consider necessary to be improved 
during the year 1884, together with the charact- 
er of improvement which in their opinion 
should be levied for the various streets which 
they may recommend, and send the same to 
this Council for concurrence, alteration or 
amendments; also the probable cost per linear 
foot for each kind of improvement recom- 
mended. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution for in- 
creased horse car facilities on Blue Island 
avenue, Halsted and Twelfth Streets, and 
moved its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to refer it to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the resolu- 
tion on its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

, Yeas— Sanders, Wetherell, Cullerton, Doerner, 
Lawler, Purcell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan— 18. 

Nays— Wiekersham, Hildreth, Riordan, Mard- 
er, Quinn, Colvin, Geohegan— 8. 

Aid. White moved to amend the resolution 
by including Lake street and Milwaukee 
avenue. 

Aid. Lawler accepted the amendment. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the resolution as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Wetherell, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Lawler, Purcell, Foley, White, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Eisfeldt, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan— 20. 
Nays— Wiekersham, Hildreth, Riordan, Walsh, 
Quinn, Colvin, Geohegan— 7. 
The following is the resolution as passed : 
Resolved, by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: That the West Division Railway 
Company be and they are hereby requested to 
place additional cars on the following lines of 
streets : Blue Island avenue, Halsted, Twelfth 
and Lake streets, and Milwaukee avenue, bet- 
ween the hours of six and eight, a. m., and five 
and seven p. m.; also to grant more cars on 
Twelfth street on Sundays, for the accommo- 
dation of the people wishing to reach Douglas 
Park. 

Aid. Foley presented the petition of Ryan & 
O'Brien for refund of taxes paid twice, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bond presented an order for lamps on 
Carroll avenue, from Sheldon street to Ashland 
avenue, and on Curtis street, between Lake 
and Fulton streets, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for proper ordinances. 

Aid. Bond presented an order for improve- 
ment of Throop street, from Madison street to 
Harrison street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Simons presented an order establishing 
sidewalk space on St.* John's place, from Wes 
Lake street to Arbor place, and moved i 
' passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
follows : 



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Teas— Wickershani, Dixon, Sanders, Wether- 
ell, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schaek, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 27. 

Nays— None. 

The following- is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk space on St. 
John's place, from West Lake street to Arbor 
place, be and the same is hereby established 
at fifteen feet. 

Sec. 2. That all ordinances, or parts of 
ordinances, conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Aid. Marder presented an order for improve- 
ment of the alley east of Ashland avenue, run- 
ning- north and south, between Park avenue 
and Washington boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Marder presented an order for improve- 
ment of Warren avenue, between Ogden 
avenue and Leavitt street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Hull presented a remonstrance against 
the opening of Francisco street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Hull presented an order for gas and 
lamps on West Congress street, between Robey 
street and Hoyne avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for proper ordinance. 

Aid. Lyke presented an order for lamps on 
Washtenaw avenue, from Fulton street to Kin- 
zie street, which was 



Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order for reinstating 
the assessments for improving West Erie street 
and North Carpenter street, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Law Department be in- 
structed to reinstate the ordinance for paving 
West Erie street, from Halsted street to Mil- 
waukee avenue ; also on West Erie street, from 
Milwaukee avenue to Center avenue; also 
North Carpenter street, from Indiana street to 
Milwaukee avenue. 

Aid. Eisfeldt presented an order for lamps 
on Sheffield avenue, from Clybourn avenue to 
North avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Colvin presented an order for lamps on 
Otis street, between Division street and Vedder 
street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Geohegan presented an order for ap- 
pointment of a committee to draft new rules 
for the Council, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor appoint a committee 
of five to draft a new set of rules and order of 
business for this Council. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

JOHN G. NEUME1STER, 
City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 

REGULAR MEETING. 



JULY 3 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersharr, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan and Manierre. 

Absent— Aldermen Shorey and Marder. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 16th be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
releases from the House of Correction during 
the week ending July 14th, which was 

Placed ou file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a communication inviting the City Council to 
inspect the "South Branch River Pumping 
Works" Tuesday, July 24th, at 2 o'clock, p. m., 
which was 

Accepted. 

The Commissioner of Health presented a 
communication concerning the cleaning of the 
alleys of the city, and asked for the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, the order was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke. Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 



3 , 1 8 8 S. 



Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 
Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
It is hereby ordered and the Commissioner of 
Health is directed to expend the balance 
standing to the credit of the Health Depart- 
ment, July 1st, and he is authorized to expend 
a further sum, not to exceed $10,000.00, in 
employing additional scavenger teams, and the 
purchase of disinfectants, etc., during the 
months of August and September. And that 
the Mayor and Comptroller be and they are 
hereby authorized and directed to place to the 
credit of the Health Department out of monies 
in the contingent fund, the sum of $10,000.00, 
for the purpose specified above. 

The Comptroller presented a report of the 
amount collected for violations of the building 
ordinance during the month of June, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the petition of August 
Guritz for the vacating and opening an alley in 
sub lot 1, of Rowe & Rosscoff's Subdivision, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
a report and ordinance for curbing, grading, 
and paving Oak street, in front of sundry lots, 
between North Clark street and North Wells 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Geohegan, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage, and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 



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Peas— "Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Pollansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Bneiv 
ldan, Cullerton, Doernor, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Puroell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Sohack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, (ieohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, 
grading and paving Latiin street, from West 
Madison street to West Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Tern— Wickersham, Dixon. Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Pollansbee, Foss, Wethci-ell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving- Willard Place, from West Washing- 
ton street to West Randolph street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follsnsbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays -None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for two lamp posts 
on Curtis street, from West Lake street to Ful- 
ton street- 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Simons, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doernei\ Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for nine lamp posts 
on Oakley avenne, from West Madison street 
to West Lake street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hull, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for seventeen lamp 
posts on West Adams street, from Oakley 
avenue to Rockwell street. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hull, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 



Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 
Nays -None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for twenty-seven 
lamp posts on Elston avenue, from Milwaukee 
avenue to West Division street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan. Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

ways— None* 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance 
and annulling assessment for seventeen oil 
lamp posts on West Adams street, from Oak- 
ley avenue to Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hull, the ordinance was put upon it passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth. Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

That the ordinance entitled "An ordinance 
for seventy oil lamp posts on West Adams 
street, from Oakley avenue to Rockwell 
street," passed November 13, 1882, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance 
confirmed March 14, 1883, Warrant 4690, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to refund all moneys paid on 
account of said Warrrant 4690. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, and fill- 
ing Throop street, from West Madison street 
to West Harrison street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for water service 
pipes on Park street, from Evergreen avenue 
to Robey street. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for thirteen lamp posts on Green 
street, from West Ohio street to West Chicago 
avenue. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
^passed. 

* The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for twenty lamp posts on Elston ave- 



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nue, from Blackhawk street to North avenue. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water serviee pipes on Laflin 
street, from West Madison street to West Har- 
rison street. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be 
approved, and that the order thereto attached 
be passed. 

The motion prev ailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water service pipes on Hoyne 
avenue, from Bryson street to North avenue. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water service pipes on Robey 
street, from Bryson street to Evergreen 
avenue. 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water service pipes on Fowler 
street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water service pipes on Le Moyne 
street, from Robey street to Leavitt street. 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water service pipes on Ewing 
place, from Robey street to Leavitt street. 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water service pipes on Peoria 
street, from West Indiana street to Milwaukee 
avenue. 

Aid. White moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water service pipes on Wentworth 
avenue, from Eighteeenth street to Twenty- 
second street. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, ana that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Cullerton presented an ordinance di- 
recting- the Chicago & Northwestern Railway 
and the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne <& Chicago 
Railway to pave Canal street, from Fulton 
street to Kinzie street, and moved its passajre. 

Aid. Walsh moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the ordin- 
ance on its passage. 

The resolution was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Appleton, Follansbee, 
Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, White, 
Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Quinn, Colvin, 
Severin, Geohegan, Manierre— 22. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Riordan, Gaynor, 
Foley, Walsh, Bond, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Sweeney, Sullivan— 12. 

The ordinance was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Stx-eets and Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Manierre presented an order for im- 
provement of Illinois street, between Clark 
and Pine streets, by private contract, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Geohegan presented an orderfor paving 
Dearborn avenue, from Kinzie street to Divi- 
sion street, with cedar blocks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Sweeney presented orders for sidewalks 
on Kingsbury street, from Kinzie street to 
Erie street, on Franklin street, from Illinois 
street to Indiana street, and on Franklin street 
from Michigan street to Illinois street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that they be referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking action on 
the orders. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Doerner, Hildreth, Lawler, Foley, Walsh, 
Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 27. 

Nays— Cullerton, Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, 
White, Bond, Manierre— 7. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the orders be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works for 
proper ordinances. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Colvin presented an order concerning 
rent of the Exposition Building, and moved 
its passage. 

Aid. Sanders moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting it on its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing: 

Yeas — Appleton, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, White, Walsh, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Quinn, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Geohegan— 17. 

Nays— Wickersham,Dixon, Sanders, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Foley, 
Bond, Simons, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, Sullivan, 
Manierre— 16. 

The order was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. Quinn presented an order relating to the 
rights of gas companies to open streets, etc. 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, Thai the Corporation Counsel pre- 
pare and send to this Council an opinion as to 
the rights of thejseveral gas companies of this 
city in tearing Our streets up for the purpose 
Of Laying mains without hist obtaining- per- 
mission from the proper city authorities. 

Aid, Eisfeldt presented an order for a sewer 
on Ashland avenue from Clybourn avenue to 
Fullerton avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Ryan presented the petition of J. C. 
Ayer for compensation for damages, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ryan pi*escnted an order for paving Mil- 
waukee avenue from Hubbard street to North 
avenue with cedar blocks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Dalton presented an ordinance to repeal 
an ordinance concerning costs on special as- 
sessments, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dalton presented an order to exclude 
minors from police courts during sessions, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Simons presented an order for stone 
sidewalk on West Madison street, and moved 
its passage. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Simons moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of putting the order en its pass- 
aged 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Simons, Hull, Dal- 
ton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Col- 
vin, Severin, Sullivan— 29. 

Nays— Sanders, Hildreth, Geohegan, Mani- 
erre — 4. 

The question then being on the passage of the 
order, it was 
Agreed to. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be 
and they are hereby directed to prepare and 
send to this Council a proper ordinance for 
building curb wall and laying down of stone 
sidewalk to a uniform grade on Madison street 
from Canal to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. White presented an order relating to 
sewer on West Indiana street, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the ^ Department of Public 
Works be and they ai* hereby requested to re- 
port to this Council at its next regular meeting 
what steps, if any, have been taken towards 
the building of a sewer this season on West 
Indiana street between Milwaukee avenue and 
the north branch of Chicago river. 

Aid. White presented an ordinance to amend 
Section 1107 of the Municipal Code, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 



Yeas— Dixon, Appleton, Follansbee, Foss, 
Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler-ton, Doer- 
ner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Sev- 
erin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Bond— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 1107 of the Muni- 
cipal Code be and the same is hereby amended 
by inserting therein before the word " build- 
ing" in the first line thereof the word "wood- 
en," meaning and intending hereby that said 
section shall apply only to wooden buildings. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Purcell presented a petition for repeal 
of ordinance for extension of West Twelfth 
street viaduct, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented an ordinance provid- 
ing that all city employes may leave off work 
on Saturdays at 12 o'clock, etc., and moved its 
passage. 

Aid. Wickersham moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lawler moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of putting the order on its passage, 
which was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Appleton, Burke, Sheridan, 
Doerner, Riordan. Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, 
Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 16. 

iVat/s--Wickersham, Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, 
Wetherell, Cullerton, Hildreth,Purcell, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Quinn, Colvin, Manierre— 18. 

Aid. Geohegan moved to refer the ordinance 
to the Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions. 

So ordered. 



Aid. Cullerton presented an order for im- 
provement of Ashland avenue, from Twelfth 
street to Twenty-second street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the petition of G. 
Efllich for compensation for damages, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Sheridan presented a petition for open- 
ing an alley from LaSalle street to Wentworth 
avenue, between Twenty-seventh and Spring 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Foss presented a petition concerning 
improvement of Thirty-seventh street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid, Wetherell presented a petition concern- 
ing the improvement of Cottage place, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Sanders presented an order for paving 
alley between State street and Wabash avenue, 
from Van Buren street to Eldridge court, and 
moved its passage. 



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Aid. Cullertorl moved to refer it to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Sanders moved that the rules be sus- 
pended lor the purpose of taking action on 
i ho order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gavnor, Folev, White, Bond, Simons, 
Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Sehack, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 28. 

JVags— Hildreth, Walsh, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Col- 
vin, Geohegan— 6. 

Aid, Sanders moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works for 
a proper ordinance. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order for addition- 
al lamps on certain streets in the First Ward, 
and moved its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Oixon moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting the order on its 
passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Wetherell, Burke, Lawler, 
Purcell, Foley, White. Bond, Simons— 13. 

Naijs— Foss, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Gaynor, Walsh, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 20. 

Aid. Geohegan moved to refer the order to 
the Committee on Gas Lights. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Wickersham presented an order for 
paving alley between Washington, Randolph, 
Dearborn and Clark streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance relating to water rates, be now taken 
up. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the ordinance be 
laid over and published. 
Agreed to. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the ordinance be 
made the special order for the next regular 
meeting, at 8:30 o'clock. 

Agreed to. 

The following is the ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

TARIFF OF RATES. 

The minimum water assessment on each and 
every building fronting on any street, avenue 
or public highway, in or through which any 
public water supply pipe is laid, shall be the 
amount respectively specified hereinafter as 
Frontage Rates, and for special uses of water 
such rates in addition as are hereinafter 
named. Provided, however. That when the sup- 
ply of water to any building or premises is 
wholly controlled by meter the said building or 
premises shall be assessed by meter measure- 
ment only irrespective of the number and 
character of the fixtures, or the special uses 
for which the water may be used, and 

Provided, further, That in no case, shall any 
building or premises supplied through meter 
pay less per annum than the amount prescribed 
for said building or premises by 



FRONTAGE RATES. 



FRONT WIDTH 
OF 

BUIT-DING. 



feet 
r 12 

15 
18 
21 
24 
27 
30 
33 
36 
40 
44 
48 
52 
57 
62 
67 
72 
77 
82 



and less, 

to 15 feet 

" 18 " 

" 21 " 

" 24 " 

" 2? " 

" 30 " 

" 33 " 

" 36 " 

" 40 " 

" 44 " 

" 48 " 

" 52 " 

" 56 " 

" 62 " 

" 67 " 

" 72 " 

" 77 " 

" 83 " 

" 87 " 



FRO NT A (3 E KATES PER ANNUM. 
STORIES IN HEIGHT OF 
BUI lYDINGS. 
One. Twit. Tlircc Four. | Five. I Six. 



3 00 

4 00 

5 00 

6 00 

7 00 

8 00 

9 00 

10 10 

11 00 

12 00 

13 00 

14 00 

15 00 

16 00 

17 00 

18 00 

19 00 

20 00 

21 00 

22 (0 



5o;ii 



10 50 

11 50 

12 50 

13 50 

14 50 



50 14 00 , 15 50 



50; 19 

50 ! 20 

50 

50 

50 

50 

50 

50 

50 

50 



16 50 

17 50 

18 50 

19 50 

20 50 
00121 50 
00,22 50 
00 23 50 
00 24 50 
00 25 50 
00 '26 50 
00; 27 50 
00' 28 50 
00 ! 29 50 



Larger buildings in proportion. 

All basements and attics containing one or 
more finished rooms shall be deemed and esti- 
mated as additional stoiies ; modern flats, or 
family hotels occupied by more than one inde- 
pendent family shall be charged for each 
additional family, three (3) dollars per annum; 
ordinary dwellings, occupied by more than 
two families, same rates. 

In addition to the above scale of Frontage 
Rates and for special water fixtures in each 
dwelling the rates as hereinafter specified. 

Independent vacant lots supplied with Avater 
through one faucet shall be assessed not less 
than three (3) dollars per annum and for any 
additional water fixtures the same as herein- 
after specified for like fixtures. 

PRIVATE DWELLING RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

A family may consist of any number of per- 
sons not to exceed twelve (12), including all 
children, boarders, employes and servants each 
person in excess of that number shall be as- 
sessed fifty (50) cents per annum. 

The rate for special water fixtures shall be as 
follows : 

Bathing tubs in private dwelling houses 

only, beyond one, each, per annum $3.00 

Water closets in private dwelling houses 

only, beyond one, each per annum 3.00 

Urinals, each per annum 1.00 

Wash hand basins with faucets, beyond 

one, each per annum 1.00 

Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed . .05 
Green houses attached to private dwelling 

each $2.00 to 6.00 

Each hose used for sprinkling or wash- 
ing walks, windows and like purposes. . . 3.00 
Hose shall not be. used for the purposes 
above specified, except during the hours from 
6 to 7 o'clock a. m., and between the hours of 
6 and 8 o'clock p. m., whether said water is con- 
trolled by meter or not, nor shall the water be 
used thi*ough hose for benefit of adjacent lots, 
except the same is controlled by meter. 

Out buildings, rear buildings or buildings on 
alleys supplied with water and occupied by one 
or more families, shall be subject to the rates 
above specified for special water fixtures, 
when any pox'tion of such buildings are occu- 
pied for sleeping rooms only by more than 
two lodgers. 

The assessment for each additional lodger 
shall be fifty (50) cents per annum, and for 
special rate water fixtures dwelling house 
rates. 



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I 'LASS II. 
HOAKDING IIOITSK KATES. 

In addition to Frontage Kates boarding 
houses occupied by nol more than twelve (12) 
persons shall ho assessed pn'ivr/r (hvclliiuj rail's, 
tor eaoh and every boarderor other person 
in excess of such number, fifty (50) cents per an- 
num shall he charged. 

Boarding houses which furnish accommoda- 
tion for day or lodging hoarders in excess of 
twelve (12) persons shall he assessed for special 
water fixtures as follows: 

Ba1 li t lib, each per annum $3.00 

Water closets, each per annum ... 3.00 

Wash hand basins with faucet, each per 

annum 1.00 

Fixed Laundry tubs in excess of three (3), 

per annum 1.50 

Hoardin.tr houses selling' wine or cigars on 

premises, extra 5.00 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
1 he rates for special fixtures and conditions lor 
use of water in boarding houses shall be the 
same as prescribed elsewhere for similar pur- 
poses. 

class m. 

HOTEL AND TAVERN RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

From one room to twelve inclusive the same 
rates as for boarding houses, thence for each 
additional room per annum $1.00. 

For special water fixtures the following 
rates : 

Hath tubs, each per annum $3.00 

Wash hand basins, each per annum 1.00 

Steam engines, per horse power, per annum 4.00 

Water closets, each 3.00 

Urinals 1.50 

Hydraulic engine, meter measurement. 
Fixed laundry tubs, in excess of three, 

each per annum $2.00 

Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed.. .05 
Saloon bars connected with hotels or tav- 
erns, saloon rates. 

Any of the above named fixtures open to 
general or promiscuous use shall be assessed 
at public rates. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and conditions for 
use of water shall be the same as prescribed 
elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS IV. 

BLOCK OR OFFICE BUILDING RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

Each 20 feet front and not exceeding 12 
rooms therein shall be included in regular 
frontage rates. 

For each room in excess of that number oc- 
cupied for office purposes, per annum, $1.00. 

For special water fixtures as follows: 

Steam engines, per horse power $4.00 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 

Hath tubs, each $2.00 

Wash hand basins, each 1.00 

Water closets, each 2.50 

Urinals, each 1.50 

Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed.. .05 

The above named fixtures on premises occu- 
pied bv a family shall be assessed private 
dwelling rates, and when open to general or 
promiscuous use the same shall be assessed 
public rates. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and conditions for 
the use of water in and about the above desig- 
nated buildings shall be the same as prescribed 
elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS V. 

STORES AND BUSINESS PREMISES RATES. 

Each building, or part thereof, occupied as a 
-tore, -how room, bank, theatre, warehouse, 
factory or shop where not to exceed ten (10) 
persons are employed, shall be assessed in ad- 



dition to regular frontage rates on said 
building t wenty-five (25) cents per annum for 
each additional person, and the rates for spec- 
ial water fixtures shall be as follows: 
Wash hand basins or sinks, each faucet 

per annum $2.50 

Water closets, per annum . 3.50 

Urinals, per annum 1.50 

Steam engines, per horse power 4.00 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 
Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed.. .05 

All fixtures open to general or promiscuous 
use shall be assessed at public rates each. 

Family occupying any portion of either of 
the above designated buildings shall be 
assessed private dwelling rates. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and condition for 
the use of water shall be the same as prescribed 
elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS VI. 

SALOON RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

• DRINKING 

Shall be assessed for general and special 
water fixtures as follows : 

When there is no water faucet or other wa- 
ter fixture on saloon premises. 

For use of bar, per annum $3.00 

One or two faucets for use of bar 5.00 

Each additional faucet or the equivalent 

for same, over two for use of bar 2.00 

Water closets, each 3.50 

Urinals, each 1.50 

Hydraulic pumps, each $2.00 to 5.00 

Horse watering troughs on sidewalk, in 

use not to exceed eight months, each 5.00 

Hose for sprinkling, washing windows, etc. $3.00 
Bars in groceries, or other establishments 5.00 

ICE CREAM. 

Without bars each table, 4 to 6, per annnm $.50 
Larger tables proportionate rates. 
With bar or other fixtures, drinking saloon 

rates additional. 

RESTAURANTS, EATING HOUSES, CLUB 
ROOMS, ETC. 

With bars, each table of 4 to 6 persons, per 

annum $1.00 

Larger tables proportionate rates. 

With bars or other fixtures drinking saloon 

rates additional. 

BILLIARD ROOMS, BOWLING ALLEYS, SHOOTING 
GALLERIES AND LIKE ESTABLISHMENTS. 

In addition to frontage rates, without 

bars, each per annum $3.00 

With bars or other fixtures drinking saloon 

rates additional. 

SODA WATER FOUNTAINS 

Each per annum $3.00 

When dwellings are connected with saloons 
each family shall be assessed private dwelling 
rates. 

For all special fixtures same rates as pre- 
scribed elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS VII. 

STABLE RATES. 

Buildings fronting on any street used as pub- 
lic stables shall be assessed frontage rates and 
in addition thereto for special uses of water as 
follows: 

LIVERY, SALE AND BOARDING STABLES. 

For average number of stalls in use, in- 
cluding the washing by hand of wheeled 
vehicles, each per annum $2.00 

Vehicles washed by hose, additional 1.50 

' CLUB STABLES. 

Horses and mules, including washing vehi- 
cles, by hand, each per annum $2.00 

Vehicles when washed by hose, additional 
per annum 1.25 

More than one cow, each per annum 75 



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CAR AND OMNIBUS STABLES. 

For "average number of horses or mules 
including- washing- vehicles by hand, 

each per annum $2.50 

Washing vehicles with hose, additional. .. 2.00 

More than one cow 75 

Street railway or other water- ) ftn fri tl i; n nn 
ing- stations, each f ^ 5 - 00 to * 150 - 00 

TRUCK AND CART STABLES. 

For horses and mules, each $1.00 

More than one cow 75 

For hose use, for stable purposes only — 3.00 

PRIVATE STABLES. 

Fronting on alleys or located on rear of lots 
when supplied with water will be exempt from 
frontage rates, but shall be assessed as follows : 
For horses and mules, including washed 

vehicles, each per annum $2.00 

More than one cow 75 

Such portions of any stable building used or 
occupied by a family shall be respectively 
assessed private dwelling rates. 

COW STABLES. 

Average number of cows, each per an- 
num $0.75 

Hose, for stable use only, each per an- 
num $3.00 to 10.00 

All fixtures in and about any stable for other 
uses shall be assessed at the same rates as pre- 
scribed elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS VIII. 

PUBLIC BATHING ESTABLISHMENT RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

Bath tubs, each per annum $6.00 

Wash hands basin, each per annum 1.50 

Water closets, each per annum 3.00 

Urinals, each per annum , . ... 1.00 

Fixed laundry tubs, each per annum l. ( 75 

BARBER SHOPS. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

Bath tubs, each per annum $6.00 

Wash hand basins, e&ch per annum 1.50 

Water closets, each per annum 3.00 

Urinals, each per annum 1.00 

Fixed laundry tubs, each per annum 1.75 

CLASS IX. 

FOUNTAIN RATES. 

Each jet not to exceed one sixteenth 

of inch per annum. $ 5.00 

Each jet not to excee 1 one eighth of inch 

per annum 20.00 

Each jet not to exceed one quarter of inch 

per annum 50.00 

Vegetable fountains 5.00 

Automatic lawn sprinklers 1.00 

Aquariums with water connections, $2.00 to 10.00 

The above named fixtures except aquar- 
iums shall not be used to exceed four months 
during the year nor to exceed an average of 
four hours per day for each period. 

No fountain shall be permitted on any prem- 
ises where the water is not taken for other 
purposes, and to an extent sufficient for those 
purposes; and if the water from the jet or 
fountain shall be allowed to flow into premises 
adjacent to or in the neighborhood where it 
may be used for other purposes, the supply 
shall be stopped and the amount of payment 
forfeited. 

CLASS X, PUBLIC RATES. 
CLASS XI. 

MISCELLANEOUS RATES IN ADDITION TO 
FRONTAGE RATES. 

Bakeries per bbl of flour or meal used ... 01 

Building purposes each 1,000 brick 05 

" " " cord of stone ... 06 
" " cubic yard of 

concrete 02 

" " " 100 square yards 

plastering 15 

Bolt heading machines each per annum 2.00 



Bottling establishments, meter measure- 
ment, or each . . .$3.00 to 10.00 

Church organ motors, meter measurement. 
Church laboratories, per annum... $3.00 to 12.00 

Cooperage, per annum $3.00 to 10.00 

Convents, private rates. 

Club rooms, each per annum $3.00 to 6.00 

Cells in jails, including inmates, each 1.^0 

Fish stalls ].50 

Fish packing . .$10.00 to 100.00 

Fire department buildings each per an- 
num, private dwelling rates. 

Fire patrol buildings each per annum, 
private dwelling rates. 

Foundries, each per annum, same rates 
as prescribed in class V. 

For use of each hose per annum 4.00 

Forges, Blacksmith " 1.50 

" power hammers " 5.00 

Gardens, flower and vegetable, sprinkled 
with hose, each 1,000 square feet per 
annum 3.00 

Hydraulic motors for elevators, each per 
annum, meter measurement. 

Hydraulic or gas motors for elevators, 
small, each per annum .4.00 to 12.00 

Gang saws in stone yards, each per an- 
num $10.00 to 50.00 

Hospitals, private, private dwelling rates. 

Meat stalls, each per annum 1.00 

Milk depots and dairys, each per annum 

^3.00 to 10. 

Medical colleges, business rates, class V. 

Photograph galleries, each per annum, 

..»3.00 to 10.00 

Public laundry tubs 3.00 

Police stables, private dwelling rates. 

Public halls, each per annum 5.00 

" fixtures for special use of 
water, private dwelling rates. 

Schools, Boarding, boarding house rates. 

School, seminary, meter measurement or es- 
tablished rates. 

Silver plating establishments, each per an- 
num $3.00 to 10.00 

Steam engines in operation 10 hours per 
day or less, per horse power. $4.00 

Steam engines in operation over 10 hours per 
day a proportionate amount per horse power. 

Steam heating apparatus, for each ton of 
coal consumed $ .05 

Segar manufacturers, each per an- 
num $3.00 to 10.00 

Street sprinkling, each tub per week $25.00 

Tobacco factories, each per annum $3.00 to 6.00 

Telegraph and telephone battery rooms, 
each per annum $5.00 to -20.00 

Urinal troughs having number of jets, 

each, per annum $3.00 to 15.00 

The above rates are for the general use of 

water for the purposes specified when special 

fixtures are in use on any premises the rates and 

conditions for such special use of water shall 

be the same as prescribed elsewhere for similar 

purpost s. 

In all cases where any premises wholly con- 
trolled by meter 

Meter rates only shall apply instead of the 
above enumerated rates. 

CLASS XII. 

METER MEASUREMENT RATE. 

For each one thousand gallons of water used 
on each independent premises measured and 
registered by meter up to and not exceeding- 
one hundred and sixty-five thousand gallons 
per month ten (10) cents per thousand per 
month, for each one thousand gallons meas- 
ured in like manner, in excess of 165,000 per 
month eight (8) cents per thousand gallons. 

Provided, That in no case shall premises sup- 
plied through meter pay a less rate than the 
per annum. 

Frontage rates imposed upon like premises 
not controlled by meter. 



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[f a meter lit itny time tails to register the 
quantity shall be determined and the charge 
made based on the average quantity registered 
during such succeeding period of time prior to 
the date of failure, as the Commissioner of 
Public works may direct. No deductions will 
be made from the hills on account of leakage 
Hills for meter rates are due and payable 
monthly. If not paid within fifteen (15) days 
after date of bills the supply of water will be 
stopped until all arrearages and the cost of 
Bhutting off are paid for; all water used contin- 
uously for any temporary purpose not other- 
wise specified the quantity shall bo estimated 
and the rates shall be three (3) cents per hun- 
dred gallons for 500 up to 5,000 gallons per day. 
For 6,000 to 10,000 gallons inclusive per day used 
at any one time for temporary purposes the 
rate snail be two (2) cents for each and every 
one hundred gallons, which rates shall be paid 
in advance. 

The daily use of large quantities of water for 
permanent purposes shall be subject to con- 
trol by meter only. All meters shall be fur- 
nished connected with the premises and main- 
tained at the cost of the water taker, and shall 
be attached at request of owner by order of 
the Commissioner of Public Woi'ks. 

Gas companies, contractors and others re- 
quiring- water from the city supply, for pudd- 
Ling trenches, ditches, streets, or for other 
purposes incident to public or private work or 
improvement or otherwise, shall make appli- 
cation for a permit for use of the water and 
pay for the same such rates as are herein- 
before prescribed, said water to be used only 
upon such conditions and under such restric- 
tions as may be imposed by the Commissioner 
Of Public Works. 

CLASS xni. 

MANUFACTURING RATES. 

All manufactories or other establishments 
using- large quantities of water not specially 
embraced in the tariff of rates as: 

Breweries. 

Book-binders. 

Brick yards. 

Condensing water for steam engines. 

Confectioners. 

Distilleries. 

Dye houses and scouring. 
Hydraulic elevators. 
Hat factories. 
Malt houses. 
Printing offices. 
Packing houses. 

Public hospitals and public institutions and 
buildings. 
R. K. engine and round houses, 
R. R. passenger and freight depots. 
Rect i tyi n g est ab 1 i sh m ents. 
Rendering. 
Slaughtering houses. 
Sugar refineries. 
Steamboats. 
Soap factories. 

Soda and other prepared water factories. 

Tugs. 

Tanneries. 

Vinegar factories. 

Wool washing, etc., shall be controlled by 
water meters or assessed such rates for generla 
uses of water, and for all fixtures for special 
use of water as are prescribed elsewhere for 
similar purposes. 

For purposes not specified in the foregoing 
tariff of rates and for peculiar or extraordin- 
ary purposes, the rates and conditions for the 
use of water shall be subject to special permit 
and contract hv and with the Commissioner of 
Public Works.' 

a]| ordinances, parts of ordinances and 
orders of the City Council contrary to or incon- 
sistent with the foregoing list and tariff of 
water rates are hereby declared repealed. 



RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance concerning street railway 
franchises, returned the same without recom- 
mendation. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report and 
papers be laid over and published. 
So ordered. 

The following is the report: 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was 
referred an ordinance for extension of City 
Railroad franchises, having had the same un- 
der advisement beg leave to report the ordin- 
ance back to your honorable body without 
recommendation. 

Henry F. Sheridan, 
J. Riordan, 
Swayne Wicker sham, 
Thos. N. Bond, 
Wm. R. Manierre. 
Be it ordained by the City Cowicil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That each one of the corpora- 
tions knoAVn as the Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany, the North Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany, and the Chicago West Division Rail- 
way Company shall pay into the City Treasury 
of the City of Chicago, for the use of the said 
city, the sum of $50, as an annual license fee, 
for each and every car used by such companies, 
respectively, in the manner following: In com- 
puting the number of cars upon which such 
license charge may be imposed, thirteen round 
trips, when a car is used in the transportation 
of passengers, shall be taken as equivalent to 
one day's use of one car One-thirteenth of 
such roun trips during each quarter shall be 
divided by the number of days in such quarter; 
such quotient shall be the number of cars sub- 
ject to such license fee. The President or other 
officer of each company shall, under oath, 
make a report quarter-nearly to the Controller 
of the city of the whole number of cars so run 
by said company, and at the same time pay to 
said Comptroller the amount so shown to be due 
the city as such license fee. The first quarter 
shall end the last day of October next, and the 
report shall be ready within ten days after the 
end of eacn quarter. 

Sec. 2. Each one of said railway companies 
shall hereafter, as respects the filling, 
grading, paving, or otherwise improving 
the streets or parts of streets upon which 
it has constructed its railways, or any of 
them, fill, grade, pave, andkeep in good 
repair during all of the time the privilege 
of using the said streets or parts of streets 
shall extend, eight feet in width where a 
single track is used, or sixteen feet in width 
where a double track is used, the said eight or 
sixteen feet to include the railway track or 
tracks, in accordance with such ordinance as 
the City Council may pass respecting such fill- 
ing, grading, paving, or repairing, and the 
same shall be done by the railway companies 
with like material, in like manner, and at the 
same time as required as to the rest of said 
street not embraced in the eight or sixteen feet 
in width, except that it may use stone as now 
authorized or such other material as may here- 
after be agreed upon between the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and such comphny for 
the space between the rails of each track, and 
as respects the crossing of the tracks of any 
one or more of said companies over a bridge or 
viaduct, or approaches thereto, and the con- 
struction, improvement, or repair of the same, 
such company shall only be required to plank, 
pave, and keep in good repair the space occu- 
pied by its track; the planking or paving to be 
done in the manner to be agreed upon between 
the said company and the Commissioner of. 
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Sec. 3. . Each of said companies shall execute 
to the city a bond in the penal sum of $50,000, 
with a condition that it' said company shall 
faithfully comply with this ordinance then said 
bond shall be void, otherwise to remain in full 
force and effect. 

Sec. 4. The license fee herein fixed shall be 
in lieu of all other license fees to be paid by 
each of said companies, and all other taxes, 
excepting- taxes upon the property of said com- 
panies respectively, and all ordinances hereto- 
fore passed requiring- said companies to pay 
license fees are repealed, and said railway 
companies and all other persons are hereby 
discharged from all liability upon any bonds 
given to said city in any proceeding involving 
the validity of said ordinances. 

Sec. 5. In consideration of the acceptance by 
said companies of this ordinance and the sev- 
eral covenants and undertakings herein men- 
tioned, on behalf of the several city railway 
companies mentioned herein, and the execu- 
tion of the said bonds, permission and author- 
ity is hereby given to the several railway com- 
panies herein mentioned respectively to use 
and operate for twenty years from the passage 
hereof the several railways now used or oper- 
ated by said companies or either of them, or 
now authorized to be used and operated; 
but nothing in this section contained, or the 
acceptance hereof, shall in any manner impair, 
change, or alter the existing rights, duties, and 
obligations of the city or of said companies, 
respectively, from and after the expiration of 
the said term of years hereinbefore mentioned. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall take effect when 
all of said railway companies shall accept the 
same and execute the bonds hereinbefore men- 
tioned, and file the same in the office of the 
City Comptroller. 

City Law Department, ) 
July 19, 1883. . \ 
Mr. Henry F. Sheridan, Chairman Commit- 
tee on Railroads. 
Dear Sir: Your committee has referred to 
this department for an opinion, a draft of an 
ordinance entitled, " An ordinance concerning 
" street railways in the city of Chicago.*' The 
terms of your reference are as follows: " Re- 
" ferred to law department as to right of the 
" city to purchase, according to the terms of 
" the ordinance, and whether the city has a 
" right to transfer its i^eserved privilege of buy- 
" ing to other parties; also whether the rail- 
" way companies have the right to operate 
" their roads under the ninety-nine year act; 
'• also what is the status of the suit now pending 
" in the Supreme court of the United States, 
" between the city and the railway companies, 
" and when will it be decided; also, whether it 
" will be necessary to have the consent of the 
" owners of a majority of the property, before 
" extending the frauciiises of the railway com- 
" panies." 

Since receiving the foregoing reference your 
committee have asked the additional question: 

" Whether the ordinance is drawn in proper 
" leg-al form:" 

The main questions r.sked by your committee 
are not new to me. The matter has been agi- 
tated for some time past, and being aware that 
the time limited for the running of cars by the 
ordinance of August, 1858, would expire this 
year, and anticipating that I might be called on 
for an opinion at a time when other and per- 
haps more pressing official business would pre- 
vent a thorough and careful examination of 
the matter, I took pains to examine carefully 
the legislation on the subject and the authori- 
ties bearing on the questions involved, 

The questions as to the right of the city to 
purchase the railways, and as to the rights of 
the companies under the ninety-nine year act 



(the act of February 0, 18(55) involve the valid- 
ity of sections 10 and 11 of the ordinance of 
August 16, 1858, and the constitutionality of 
the act of February 6, 1865, and its effect on the 
franchises of the companies and on ordinances 
passed prior to the passage of the act. The 
questions asked by your committee may .there- 
fore, be stated as follows: 

" 1. Were sections 10 and 11 of the ordinance 
" of August 16, 1858, in so far as they relate to 
"the purchase of the railways, valid when 
" passed, and, if not, have they been validated 
" by subsequent legislation? i ■ 

"2. Is the act of February 6, 1865, constitu- 
' • tional, and, if so, what was its effect upon the 
" franchises of the railway companies, and 
" upon ordinances,unrepealed at the date of 
" its passage? 

" 3. Can the city lawfully transfer to third 
" parties its reserved right to purchase the 
" railways? 

" 4. Whether, in order to extend the rights 
" and privileges granted to the railway com- 
" panies by former ordinances, to construct, 
" maintain and operate their railways in the 
" streets in such ordinances mentioned, it will 
" be necessary to obtain the consent thereto of 
" the owners of a majority of the frontage on 
" such streets? 

" 5. What is the status of the litigation be- 
" tween the city and the railway companies, 
and when will it be decided? 

" 6. Whether the proposed ordinance is in 
" proper legal form?" 

Preliminary to answering these questions, 1 
think it necessary to refer to the legislation in 
reference to the street railways, state and 
municipal. 

The common council of the city of Chicago 
passed an ordinance August 16, 1858, granting 
to Henry Fuller and other persons power to 
lay a single or double track for a railway, with 
all necessary and convenient turnouts, &c, 
along certain streets in the ordinance men- 
tioned, the cars to be used on the tracks to be 
operated by animal power only, and to be used 
for no other purpose than the transportation 
of passengers and their ordinary baggage. 

The ordinance provided, that if the parties 
named therein, their associates or successors, 
should thereafter become incorporated, the 
rights and privileges granted by the ordinance 
should extend to such corporation for the 
time, and upon the conditions therein pre- 
scribed. (Mun. Code, pages 473 5.) 

Sections 1, 10 and 11 of the ordinance are as 
follows: 

" Section 1. That there is hereby granted 
" to Henry Fuller, Franklin Parmelee and Lib- 
" erty Bigelow, and such other persons as may 
" hereafter become associated with them, and 
" to their executors, administrators and as- 
" signs, permission or authority and consent of 
" the common council, to lay a single or double 
" track for a railway, with all necessary and 
" convenient tracks for turnouts, side-tracks 
•' and switches, in and along the course of cer- 
" tain streets in the city of Chicago hereinafter 
" mentioned, and to operate railway cars and 
" carriages thereon, in the manner and for the 
"time a^d upon the conditions hereinafter 
" prescribed; provided, that said tracks shall 
" not be laid within twelve feet of the side- 
" walks upon any of the streets." 

" Sec. 10. The right to operate said railways 
" shall extend to the full time of twenty-five 
" years from the passage hereof, and at the ex- 
" piration of said time the parties operating 
" said railways shall be entitled to enjoy all of 
" said privileges until the common council 
" shall elect by order for that purpose to 
" purchase said tracks of said railways, cars, 
" carriages, station houses, station grounds, 
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" everv kind and description, used in the con- 
" struotion or operation of said railways, or 
"any Of the appurtenances in and about the 
"same, and pay tor the same in the manner 
M hereinafter mentioned. 

" skc. 11. Such order shall fix the time when 
44 said city of Chicago will take such railways 
44 and other property before mentioned, Which 
44 shall not be less than six months alter the 
44 passage of said order, and at the time of tak- 
ing said railways and other property before. 
44 mentioned, the city of Chicago shall pay to 
44 the parties operating' the same a sum of 
44 money to be ascertained by three commis- 
44 sioners, to be appointed for that purpose, as 
44 follows: One to be chosen from the di-inter- 
44 ested freeholders of Cook county by the said 
44 common council; one in like manner by 
44 the said parties, their associates or succes- 
44 sors; and the two persons so chosen to choose 
41 the third from said freeholders." 

The common council had no power, at the 
time of the passage of the ordinance, to bind 
the public by contract with any person, or cor- 
poration, granting the use of the public streets 
for a railway, irrevocably for twenty-five years 
or any other definite period. The city, at the 
time, was charged hy its charter with the con- 
tinuous control of the public streets, and the 
rule is that it could not surrender or volun- 
tarily diminish any of its charter powers. 

Dill, on Mun. Corp., 3 Ed , Sees. 97, 715-17. 

City of Qiiincy v. Jones, 76 111., 44. 

Kreiyh v. City of Chicago, 86 111., 407. 
The ordinance, therefore, was inoperative 
for the purpose for which it was passed. The 
persons named in the ordinance, and to whom 
the privileges were purported to be granted, 
becoming aware that the law was as stated, by 
an injunction issued out of the Circuit court, 
at the suit of a citizen, Judge Manierre presid- 
ing, to restrain the laying of the tracks men- 
tioned in the ordinance, applied to the legisla- 
ture for a charter, and that boc'y passed an act, 
entitled " An act to promote the construction 
44 of horse-railways in the city of Chicago." 
Approved February 15, 1859. (Mun. Code, p. 
477.) Sections 1, 2, 7 and 10 of which are as fol- 
lows: 

44 Section 1. Be it enacted by the people of 
44 the State of Illinois, represented, in the General 
44 Assembly, That Franklin Parmelee, Liberty 
44 Bigelow, Henry Fuller and David A. Gage, 
44 and their successors, be and they are hereby 
44 created and constituted a body corporate and 
44 politic, by the name of 4 The Chicago City 
44 Railway Company,' for the term of twenty- 
44 five years, with all the powers and authority 
44 incident to corporations, for the purposes 
4 hereinafter mentioned. 

44 Sec. 2. The said corporation is hereby au- 
44 thorized and empowered to construct, main- 
44 tain and ooerate a single or double track rail- 
44 way, with all necessary and convenient tracks 
44 for turnouts, side-tracks and appendages in 
44 the city of Chicago, and in, on, over and along 
44 such street or streets, highway or highways, ' 
44 bridge or bridges, river or rivers, within the 
44 present or future limits of the south or west 
44 divisions of the city of Chicago, as the com- 
44 mon council of said city have authorized 
44 said corporators, or any of them, or shall au- 
44 thorize said corporation so to do, in such 
44 manner and upon such terms and conditions, 
44 and with such rights and privileges as the 
44 said common council has, or may by contract 
44 with said parties, or any or either of them. 
44 prescribe; but said corporation shall not be 
44 liable for the loss of any bag-gage carried on 
44 said railways kept in and under the care of 
44 its owner, his servant or agent." 

" Sec. 7. All the rights and privileges grant- 
44 ed, or intended so to be, to said Franklin 
44 Parmelee, Liberty Bigelow, Henry Fuller and 



44 their associates, in and by the ordinances of 
44 the common council and the amendments 
44 thereto, are hereby in all things affirmed, and 
" shall pass to and become vested in the cor- 
44 poration hereby created." 

44 Sec. 10. All the grants, powers, privileges, 
44 immunities and franchises conferred upon, 
44 and all duties and obligations required of 
44 Franklin Parmelee, Liberty Bigelow, Henry 
44 Fuller and David A. Gage, by this act, for the 
' 4 south and west divisions of the city of Chi- 
44 cage and the county of Cook, are hereby con- 
44 ferrcd upon and required of William B. Og- 
44 den, John B. Turner, Charles V. Dyer, James 
44 H. Rees and Volney C. Turner, by the name 
44 of 4 The North Chicago Railway Company,* 
44 for the north division of said city and said 
44 county of Cook, as fully and effect ally, to 
44 all intents and purposes, as if they had been 
44 by a separate act incorporated, with all of 
44 said grants, powers, privileges, immunities 
44 and franchises conferred upon them, and all 
41 of said duties and obligations imposed upon 
44 them, and the said last named corporation may 
44 take, hold, mortgage and convey real estate." 

Section 1 is to be read, as to the North Chi- 
cago Railway Company, as if the names Will- 
iam B. Ogden, John B. Turner, Charles V. 
Dyer, James H. Rees and Volney C. Turner 
Avere inserted therein, in lieu of Franklin Par- 
melee, Liberty Bigelow, Henry Fuller and 
David A. Gage, and as if the words, 44 The 
North Chicago Railway Company" were insert- 
ed therein, in lieu of 44 The Chicago City Rail- 
way Company." This was the manifest inten- 
tion of section 10, as otherwise it would be in- 
effective. Any subsequent amendment of the 
section, therefore, not confined in terms to 
44 The Chicago City Railway Company," would 
be equally applicable to 44 The North Chicago 
Railway Company." 

The act of :859 gave vitality to and made ef- 
fective the rights and privileges purported to 
be granted by the ordinance of August 16, 1858, 
and vested such rights in the new corporation, 
44 The Chicago City Railway Company." 

Sections 1 and 7 supra. 

It will be observed that the ordinance of Au- 
gust 16, 1S58, is not ratified in terms by the act, 
but only the rights and privileges purported to 
be granted by the ordinance. 

The common council passed an ordinance 
May 15, 1859, granting to The North Chicago 
Kail way Company permission to construct and 
operate railways, to be propelled by animal 
power only, along certain streets in the ordi- 
nance mentioned, for the term of twenty-five 
years from the passage of the ordinance, and 
no longer. 

The general assembly passed an act entitled 
44 An act to authorize the extension of horse 
44 railways in the city of Chicago," approved 
February 21, 1861, creating Edward P. Ward, 
William K. McAllister and others, and their 
successors, a body corporate and politic by the 
name of 14 The Chicago West Division Railway 
Company," for the term of twenty-five years, 
and conferring upon such coi'poratien all the 
powers conferred by, and making it subject to 
all the provisions contained in, the second, 
third, fifth and sixth sections of the act of 
February 14, 1859, incorporating- 44 The Chicago 
City Railway Company." The sections of the 
act of 1859 referred to are the sections author- 
izing the construction and operation of rail- 
ways, fixing the amount of capital stock, &c. 

44 The Chicago West Division Railway Com- 
pany" was also authorized by the last men- 
tioned act to acquire from the Chicago City 
Railway Company, in the manner prescribed 
by the act, any of the powers, franchises, &c, 
conferred upon the last named company by the 
act of 1859, or the ordinances of the city, as to 



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any street S in the south, and west division of 
the city. ' 

The Chicago West Division Railway Com- 
pany, acting under the provisions of the act of 
1861, subsequently acquired from the Chicago 
City Railway Company such rightsas the latter 
company had previously acqniredinthe streets 
of the west division, and also certain rights in 
streets in the south division necessary to make 
the lines in the west division available for the 
transportation of passengers to and from the 
central part of the south division. 

Trior to 1865 other ordinances were passed 
granting to the several railway companies 
above named t he right to construct tracks and 
operate cars in other streets, which I deem it 
unnecessary to specially refer to. 

Februarys, 1865, the legislature passed an 
act entitled, " An act concerning- horse *rail- 
" ways in the city of Chicago." 

Section 1, and a part of section 2, are as fol- 
low.- : 

" Section 1. Be it enacted hij the people of the 
" State of Illinois, represented in the General As- 
" sembly, That the first section of an act of said 
m general assembly entitled, ' An act to pro- 
" mote the construction of horse railways in 
" the city of Chicago,' approved February 14, 
" 1859, and the first section of a certain other 

act of said general assembly entitled, 'An act 
" to authorize the extension of horse railways 
" in the city of Chicago,' approved February 21, 
" 186!, be and the same are hereby so amended 
" as that- all the words in said respective sec- 
" tious after the word ' company' therein, re- 
" spectively, shall be and read as follows, viz: 
" for ninety-nine years, with all the powers 
" and authority hereinafter expressed, or per- 
" taining to corporations, for the purposes 
" hereinafter mentioned. 

" Sec. 2. That the second section of the act 
',' first above referred to by its title, and which 
" section is included in and made a part of the 
" act, secondly above referred to by the title 
" thereof, be, and the same is hereby, as to both 
" of said acts, so amended as to read as follows, 
"viz: The said corporation is hereby author 
" ized and empowered to construct, maintain 
"." and operate a single or double track railway, 
" with all necessary and convenient tracks or 
" turnouts, side tracks and appendages in the 
" city of Chicago, and in, on over and along 
" such street or streets, highway or highways, 
" bridge or bridges, river or rivers, within the 
" present or future limits of the south and 
" west divisions of the city of Chicago, as the 
"common council of s^u'd city have author- 
" ized said corporations, or any of them, or 
" shall from time to time authorize said 
" corporations or either of them, so to 
" do, in such manner, and upon such terms and 
" conditions, and with such rights and privi- 
" leges, immunities and exemptions, as the 
" said common council has, or may, by con- 
" tract with said parties,, or either of them, 
"prescribe; and any and all acts or deeds of 
" transfer of rights, privileges or franchises, 
'• between the corporations in said several acts 
" named, or any two of them, and all contracts, 
" stipulations, licenses and undertakings made, 
" entered into or given, and as made or amend- 
" ed by and between the said common council, 
" and auy one or more of the said corporations 
" respi cting the location, use or exclusion of 
" railways in or upon the streets, or any of 
" them, of said city, shall be deemed and held 
" and continued in force during the life hereof, 
" as valid and effectual, to all intents and 
" purposes, as if made a part, and the same 
" are hereby made a part of said several acts,*' 
etc. 

The part of section 2 of the act of 1865, which 
is to be read as section 2 of the act of February 
If, 1859, and also as section 2 of the act of Feb- 



ruary 21, 1861, is that part of the section next 
after ihe abbreviation, "viz.," and ending with 
the word " prescribe." 

This is manifest from the language of that 
part of the section which follows the word 
"prescribe." It refers in terms to "the cor- 
porations in said several acts named," &c, 
which lang uage would be meaningless if read 
as a part of section 2 of the act of February 14, 
1S59, but which has force and effect as referring 
to section » of the act of 1865, which mentions 
by their titles the acts of 1859 and 1861. 

The effect of the act of 1865, if constitutional, 
was, first, to extend the charters of the»Chicago 
City Railway Company and the North Chicago 
Railway Company to ninety-nine years from 
February 14, 1859, instead of twenty-five years 
from that date, as prescribed by the original 
charter, and to extend the charter of the Chi- 
cago West Division Railway Company to ninety- 
nine years from February 21, 1861, instead of 
twenty-five years from said date, as pro- 
vided by its original charter; and, sec- 
ondly, to extend all grants made by 
the common council to the said rail- 
way companies, respectively, prior to the pass- 
age of the act, to construct tracks and operate 
cars in the streets of the city, to the times re- 
spectively to which the charters of the com- 
panies were extended by the act. 

The language of section 2 of the act is : "All 
" contracts, stipulations, licenses and undertak- 
" ingsmade, entered into or given, and as made 
" or amended by and between the said common 
" council and any one or more of the said cor- 
'■ porations. respecting the location, use or ex- 
'• elusion of railways in or upon the streets, or 
" any of them, of said city, shall be deemed 
■' and held, and continued in force during the 
" lifetime hereof, as valid and effectual to all in- 
" tents and purposes, as if made a part, and the 
" same are hereby made a part of said several 
'"■acts" The several acts referred to are the 
acts of February 14, 1859, and February 21, 
1861. '1 he act, then, in express terms, extends 
contracts between the city and the companies, 
and licenses from the city to the companies, re- 
spectively, to the periods to which the charters 
of the companies were extended by the act. 

An ordinance, within the scope of the cor- 
porate powers, granting to a railway company 
permission to construct, maintain and operate 
its tracks in a street, and an acceptance thereof 
by the company, constitute a contract 

City of Chicago v. Sheldon, 9 Wall. R., 53. 

It may be here remarked, that the case last 
cited virtually decides that the charter of the 
North Chicago Railway Company was extended 
by the act of February 6, 1865. The court say, 
referring to the ordinance of May 23, 1859, con- 
ferring privileges on said company: "A point 
" is made th :t the legislature has not con- 
" f erred, or intended to confer, authority upon 
" the city to make this contract. We need only 
" to say that full power was not only conferred, 
" but that the contract itself has since been 
" ratified by this body." 

This language can only refer to the act of 
February 6, 186,}, that being the only act pur- 
porting to ratify any contract between the city 
and the railway company. 

Such an ordinance is a mere license before it 
is accepted, and revocable at any time before 
acceptance. 

Metropolitan City By. Co. v.C.W. Div. By. 
Co., 87th 111., 321. 

The act, then, extended all ordinances in 
force at the time of its passage, whether ac- 
cepted or not by the companies. The accepted 
ordinances were extended as contracts, and the 
unaccepted ordinances, if any, as licenses. 

Having thus stated the legislation on the 
subject and the effect of the act of February 
6, 1865, upon the hypothesis that it is constitu- 



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tionui, I now proceed to answer the questions 
of your committee. 

First. Wore sections 10 and 11 of the ordi- 
nance of August 16, 1858, valid when passed, in 
so I'm- as they relate to the purchase of the 
railways; and If not, have they been validated 
by subsequent legislation? 

The answer to this question depends upon 
whether the city of Chicago, at the date of the 
passage of the ordinance, had power by its 
charter, or any law of the state, to contract for 
t he purchase ot a railw ay, with its appurten- 
ances. A municipal corporation is the creature 
of Law; it exists and acts only by virtue of 
law. The power which the law confers upon 
it, either in express words or by necessary im- 
plication, it may exercise. When it attempts 
to exercise powers not so conferred, such at- 
tempts are absolutely null and void. The rule 
<>!' construction of public and private charters 
is the same, and is, 1 hat the corporation can ex- 
ercise no power not granted in express words 
or by necessary implication 

Dil. on Mun. Corp., 3rd Ed., Sec. 39 and 
n. 1. 

Cooley on Cons. Lim., Sees. 192, 194, 195 
and n. 1. 
Judge Cooley says : 

11 The general disposition of the courts in 
" this country has been to confine municipali- 
11 t i i s w ithin the limits that a strict construction 
" of the g rants of powers in their charters will 
l ' assign to them; thus applying, substantially, 
" the same rule that is applied to charters of 
" private incorporations." (It)., 195.) 

In the case of The Commonwealth v. E. N. W. 
B. 11. Co., 27 Penn. St. K., 330, the court. Jere- 
miah IJlack, Justice, delivering the opinion, 
says: 

" The frequency of such cases excites some 
" surprise, unless we reflect that an act of in- 
" incorporation is, and always must be, inter- 
prated by a rule so simple that no man, 
" whether lawyer or layman, can misunder- 
stand or misapply it. That which a company 
11 is authorized to do by its act of incorporation 
" it may do; beyond that all its acts are illegal. 
" And the pov»'er must be given in plain words 
" or by necessary implication. All powers not 
" given in this direct and unmistakable manner 
" are withheld. If you assert that a corpora- 
" tion has certain privileges, show us the words 
" of the legislature conferring them. Failing in 
kl this you must give up your claim, for noth- 
" ing else can possibly avail you. A doubtful 
" character does not exist, because whatever 
" is doubtful is decisively certain against the 
" corporation." 

To the same effect are the decisions of the 
Supreme court of this state. 

Trustees v. McConneU, 12 111., 138. 

Town of Petersburg v. Mappin et al., 14, 

lb., 193. 
Mix v. Ross, 57 I J)., 121. 
BisseU v. City of Kankakee, M lb., 249. 
Sherlock v. Yillaqe of Winnetka, 68 lb., 
530. 

Law v. The People, 87 lb., 385. 
A contract made by a municipal corporation 
without authority of law, is void. 
Milhrv. Goodwin, 70 HI., 659. 
People v. Depuyt et al., 71 lb., 651. 
(7/;/ of Alton v. JEtna Ins. Co., 82 lb., 45. 
City of Springfield v. Edwards, 84 lb., 626. 
In the case in 71 111., cited supra, the court 
quotes, with approval, the following from Dil- 
lon on Municipal Corporations: 

" The general principle of law is settled be- 
" yond controversy, that the agents, officers, 
" or even city council of a municipal corpora- 
" tion cannot bind the corporation by any COn- 
" tract which is beyond the scope of its powers 
" or entirely foreign to the purposes of the 
" corporation, or which (not being in terms au- 
" thorized) is against public policy." 



Neither the charter of the city, nor any law 
of the state, in force August 16, 1858, conferred 
upon the city, either in express words or by 
necessary implication, the power to purchase 
or contract for the privilege of purchasing a 
street railway. I have, therefore, no doubt 
that sections 10 and 11 of the ordinance, in so 
far as they provide for the purchase of the 
railw ays, were, at the date of their passage, 
ultra vires and void. But the question remains 
whether they were vitalized and made valid by 
subsequent legislation. If so, this must have 
been done by the acts of February 14, 1859, and 
February 6, 1865, or one of these acts. The 
only language in the act of 1859, which it 
could, by any possibility, be claimed operated 
to give validity to sections 10 and 11 of the or- 
dinance is contained in section 1 of the act. 
This section authorizes the corporation to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a single or double 
track railway over such streets in the south 
and west divisions of the city of Chicago, "as 
" the common council of said city have au- 
" thorized said corporators or any of them so 
" to do, in such manner and upon such terms 
" and conditions, and with such rights and 
" privileges as the said common council has or 
" may, by contract with said parties or any or 
" either of them, prescribe " 

Now, if the sections of the ordinance in 
question were validated by the language quoted 
supra, it must have been by the words, " upon 
" such terms and conditions as the said common 
" council has or may, by contract with said 
" parties or any or either of them, prescribe." 
Was the right of the purchase by the city one 
of the terms or conditions of the grant pur- 
ported to be made by the ordinance of August 
16, 1858, to construct, maintain and operate the 
railways therein mentioned? I am of the opin- 
ion that it was not. 

The ordinance purported to grant the power 
to construct, maintain and operate the railways 
for the period of twenty-five years, and that 
grant, by the terms of the ordinance, vested 
immediately, if at all, and without the per- 
formance of any condition precedent, in the 
persons named in the ordinance. The right to 
purchase was not to accrue until after the 
company had operated the railways for the 
full term in the ordinance mentioned. The 
right to purchase therefore cannot, by any 
possible construction, be held to be a condition 
of the operation of the railways antecedent to 
the expiration of the twenty-five years. 

But again, the words "terms and conditions" 
in section 1 of the act, relate not only to past 
but to future ordinances; not only to the ord- 
inances of August 16, 1858, but to ordinances 
which might be passed after the act of 1859 
took effect. The language is "upon such terms 
" and conditions ***** as the said 
" common council has or may, by contract 
" with said parties or either of them, pre- 
" scribe." The phrase "terms and conditions," 
therefore, must receive the same construction 
as to ordinances passed before and ordinances 
passed after the passage of the act of 1859, and 
cannot be construed one way as to the former, 
and another way as to the latter ordinances. 

No lawyer having the least familiarity with 
the law governing municipal corporations will 
contend for a moment that the power to im- 
pose terms and conditions upon street railway 
companies, in and by ordinances granting them 
the right to construct, maintain and operate 
railways, includes the power to contract for 
the purchase of the railways. Such a power 
must be granted in express words or must exist 
by necessary implication (that is it must be 
necessary to the exercise of an expressly 
granted power), or it must be essential to the 
declared objects and purposes of the corpora- 
tion, " not simply convenient, but indispensr 
able." 



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DiH. on Mun. Corp., 3d Ed., Sec. 89. 

< toofc County v. McCrea, 63 111.. 236. 

CUtyof Champaign v. Harm on, 98 111., 491. 

Schoti v. The People, 89 111., 195. 

People v. FJllogfi <>/ Crafty, 93 111., 180. 
The power is not expressly granted by the 
act of 1859, it is not necessary for the exercise 
of any expressly granted power and, clearly, 
it is not essential to the declared objects and 
purposes of the corporation. 

Did the act of February 6, 1865 (Mun. Code, 
509), validate sections 10 and 11 of the ordinance 
of August 16, 1858? I am of the opinion that it 
did. 

Section 1 of that act quoted supra refers to 
the acts of February 14, 1859. and February 21, 
1861, by their titles. The former act names and 
incorporates "The Chicago City Railway 
"Company," and "The North Chicago City 
" Railway Company," and the latter names and 
incorporates "The Chicago West Division 
" Railway Company." 

Section 2 of the act of 1865 provides, among 
other things, as follows : 

" And any and all acts or deeds of transfer 
" of rights, privileges, or franchises, between 
" the corporations in said several acts named, or 
" any two of them, and all contracts, stipula- 
" turns, licenses, and undertakings made, entered 
" into, or given, and as made or amended, by and 
" between the said common coimcil and any one 
" or more of the said corporations respecting the 
" location, use or exclusion of railways in or up- 
" on the streets, or any of them, of said city, shall 
" be deemed and held and continued in force 
" during the life hereof, as valid and effectual, 
" to all intents and purposes as if made a part, 
" and the sameare hereby made a part of the said 
" several acts.'" 

The effect of the language quoted was to 
make all ordinances passed prior to February 
6, 1865 (and not rescinded at that date), confer- 
ring rights and privileges on the Chicago City 
Railway Company and the North Chicago Rail- 
way Company, including 1 the ordinance of 
August 16, 1858, a part of the act of February 
14, 1859, and all ordinances conferring- rights 
upon "The Chicago West - Division Railway 
Company," in force February 6, 1865, a part of 
the act of February 21, 1861, and the acts are 
to be read as if the ordinances, which are 
made parts of them, were set out at large in 
them, with the modification that the times 
fixed for the operation of the railways in the 
ordinances g-ranting rights to "The Chicago 
City Railway Company," and the " North Chi- 
cago Railway Company," are to be read 
" ninety-nine years from February 14, 1859," 
and the times fixed for the operation of the 
railways in the ordinances granting rig-hts to 
the Chicago West Division Railway Company, 
are to be read " ninety-nine years from Febru- 
ary 21, 1861." The act of 1865 is the only act 
which can be relied on as making sections 10 
and 11 of the ordinance of 1858 of any force or 
validity whatever, and that act, under the 
name of contract or license, continues the or- 
dinance, including sections 10 and 11, during- 
the corporate lives of the " Chicago City Rail- 
way Company," and the " Chicago West Divi- 
sion Railway Company." as prolonged by the 
act. In other words, the same act which gives 
validity to the provisions in regard to the pur- 
chase of railways, defers the time for the tak- 
ing effect of such provisions until ninety-nine 
years from the date of the charters, respect- 
ively, of the last two named companies. It is 
a difficult question whether sections 10 and 11 
of the ordinance of August 16, 1858, even con- 
sidered as a part of the act of February 14, 1859, 
from the date of the passage of the act of 1865, 
confer upon the city the power to purchase 
the railways named in the ordinance, or 
whether additional legislation for that pur- 
pose is not necessary. 



Reading the sections as if incorporated in the 
act of 1859, and as if passed directly by the leg- . 
islature, they do not, in express terms, grant 
the power to purchase. The rule is that a 
municipal corporation cannot bind the public 
by a contract entirely foreign to the purposes 
of its creation, or which (not being in terms 
authorized) is against public policy. 
People v. Dupuyt, 71 111., 651. 

No power is expressly granted to borrow 
moyey, or levy a tax, for the purpose of pur- 
chasing the railways. 

It may have been the intention t© reserve 
the right to purchase, leaving the power to 
exercise it to depend on future legislation. I 
do not, however, deem this question of any 
present practical importance, because, if the 
power exists the exercise of it has been de- 
ferred, as previously stated, by the act of 1865, 
and even though it existed at the present time, 
the city is in no condition to exercise it, being- 
powerless to borrow money, in view of the 
constitutional limitation on municipal indebt- 
edness, or to levy a tax for that purpose, un- 
der the two per cent, limitation of the charter. 

It is also a doubtful question in my mind 
whether the power to purchase could be exer- 
cised, in view of the following provision in the 
constitution of 1870. " No county, city, town, 
" township, or other municipality shall ever 
" become subscribers to the capital stock of 
" any railroad or private corporation," etc. 
Under this provision no city can become the 
owner, by purchase, of any shares of the cap- 
ital stock of a railway company. How, then, 
can it become the owner by purchase of the 
whole railway with all its appurtenances? It 
seems to me that such a purchase would be in 
violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of the 
provision quoted. " 

In The People v. Bradley, 39 111., 144, the court 
say: " The shares represent the capital stock, 
" and the capital stock represents the shares." 

Having already answered in part the second 
question above stated, viz : as to the effect of 
the act of February 6, 1865, if constitutional, I 
now proceed to consider, 

Secondly. Whether the act was constitution- 
al. I say was, because the act was passed 
while the csnstitutlon of 1848 was in force, and 
the question is, was it constitutional when 
passed. It was constitutional if the general as- 
sembly had power to pass it, and the general 
assembly had the power, if not limited or pro- 
hibited in the premises by the state or federal 
constitution, A state constitution, in so far as 
it relates to the legislative department of the 
government, is to be construed not as a grant, 
but a limitation of power. All political power, 
except such as has been granted to the federal 
government, is inherent in the people of the 
people of the state, and may be exercised by 
them, through their representatives in the 
general assembly, except so far as they have 
placed limits upon the exercise of such power 
in their constitution or organic law. The peo- 
ple legislate through their representatives. The 
form of all laws is, "Be it enacted by the people 
" of the State of Illinois, represented in the gen- 
" eral Assembly," and when a doubt arises as 
to whether the power exists to pass a law, the 
question is not whether the power is granted, 
but whether the exercise of the power is pro- 
hibited by the constitution, either expressly or 
impliedly, because, if not so prohibited, it 
exists. 

The constitution of 1848, article 4, section 1, 
is as follows: "The legislative authority of this 
" state shall be vested in a general assembly, 
" which shall consist of a senate and house of 
" representatives, both to be elected by the 
" people." The present constitution, article 4, 
section 1, contains the same provision. 

The following authorities are cited in sup- 
port of the proposition that, as to the legisla- 



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ture t the constitution is to bo construed not 
asa grant, bul a limitation (>t power. 

Cooley on Don. Urn., 87, 89. 

l Kent's Com., 448, 449, 11th Ed. 

Sedgwiok On Stat, and Cons. Law, 182-188. 
" No proposition is bettor settled than that 
" a State constitution is a limitation upon the 
" power ol' the logishit utv, and thai the logis- 

u fature possesses everypower nol delegated 
" to some other department, or expressly de- 

" Qied to it l>v I he constitution." 

People v. Field, 2 Seam., 95. 

Sawyer v City of Alton, 3 Seam., 127. 
a different rule Obtains in interpreting the 
powers in the constitutions of the United 
" States and the states. In ascertaining the 
" power of the former, we examine to see what 
"powers are expressly granted, or are nee- 
" essarily implied for their exercise." 

" In the latter we only examine 1 to see what 
are denied by the f ederal and state constitutions 
and my view of the law-making power of these 
state governments is, that they can do any 
legislative act not prohibited by the constitu- 
tion, and without and beyond these limita- 
tions and restriction?, they are as absolute, 
omnipotent and uncontrolable as parliament." 

Mason v. Wait et al„ 4 Scam., 127. 
To the same effect are the following cases: 

The People v. Marshall et al., 1 Gil., 685. 

The People v., Wilson, 15 III.. 392. 
The last case lays down the rule that limita- 
tions of the power of the legislature are to be 
strictly construed. 

Pretty-man v. Supervisors, &c., 19 111., 411. 

Firemen's Benevolent Assn. v. Lounsbwy, 

People ex rel. v. Solomon, 51 lb., 49. 

Mann et oh, v. The People, 69 Ib., 88. 
In the case of C, D. & V. B. Co. v. Smith, 
62 111. R., 268, the court say: 

" In the discussion of the legislative power, 
" we have nothing to do with questions ot 
" policy or expediency. The constitution has 
" created the legislative and judicial depart- 
" ments; the one to make the law, the other to 
" construe and administer it. It may be mis- 
" chievous in its effects, burdensome upon the 
•• people, conflict with our conceptions of nat- 
" ural right, abstract justice or puie morality, 
" and of doubtful propriety in numerous re- 
" spects; and yet we would not be justified to 
k> hold that it was not within the scope of legis- 
" lative authority for such reasons." 

lb., 271. 

The court further say (Ib. 273): 

',* In the enactment of laws the legislature 
•■ must exercise its judgment and discretion.. 
" As to questions of pure policy and expedien- 
" cv, no express or necessarily implied consti- 
'• tutional provision intervening, it is the sole 
" judge." 

No limitation can be found in the constitution 
of 1848, upon the power of the legislature to 
extend the charters of the railway companies, 
as is purported to be done by the act of 1805. 
The same power which created these corpora- 
tions could prolong their corporate existence. 
When the acts of incorporation were passed, 
the legislature had, beyond question, the power 
to incorporate the companies for ninety-nine 
years, and its power was precisely the same, 
when the mandatory act of 1865 was passed. 
The legist ture has frequently exercised the 
power of extending the c'larte-s of private 
corporations. 

But the most important question is, had the 
general assembly power to continue in exist- 
ence, during the corporate lives of the railway 
companies, as extended by the act of February 
6, 1865, the ordinances passed by the common 
council prior to that date, conferring on the 
companies the power to construct lines of 



track, and operate railway cars in the streets 
in such ordinances mentioned. 

In determining this question it is important to 
consider the nature of the streets and the re- 
lation to them of the city of Chicago and the 
state, respectively. 

The public streets of the city are public 
highways of the state. 

Dillon on Mun. Corp,, 3 Ed., Sec. 680. 

The Supreme court has constantly recognized 
them as such, and a contrary proposition has 
never been announced, to my knowledge. 

In Stack v. E. St. Louis, 85 HI., 379, the court 
say, in reference to a street, " the city has no 
" power to sell, lease or otherwise appropriate 
" it to other purposes, nor can it be closed or 
" obstruete so as to deprive the public of its 
" use as a, highway." 

In City of Chicago v. McGinn, 51 111., 266, the 
court, referring to the bridge across the Chi- 
cago river in this city, say : " Bridges are but 
" streets, or high ways over water." The pro- 
position that the streets of the city are com- 
mon and public highways is familiar to every 
lawyer, and it is the common practice so to 
describe them in declarations for injuries, al- 
leged to have been caused by the negligence 
of the municipality in not keeping them in a 
safe condition. The city of Chicago has no 
right of property in the streets, in its propri- 
etary or quasi or private character, as it has in 
the water-works, or as some municipalities 
have in gas works. Its control over the streets 
is purely governmental, and as the agent, or a 
part of the governmental machinery of the 
State. 

A municipal corporation, even as to streets 
of which it has the fee, is merely a trustee for 
the use of the public. 

Canal Trustees v. Haven, 11 111., 554. 

Hunter v. Middleton, 13 ib., 50. 

Manly et al, v. Gibson, ib., 308. 

City of Alton v. III. Transportation Co., 

12 ib., 38. 
People v. Walsh, 96 ib., 232. 



In the case last cited, the court say (ib. 248): 
*' The city, as the agent or representative of 
" the public, holds the fee for the use of the 
" public— not the citizens of the city alone, but 



" the entire public, of which the legislature is the 
" representative: ' 

City of Chicago v. Union Building Associ- 
ation, 102 111., 396-7. 

The fact that the city is, as to the streets, 
merely a trustee for the use of the public, is 
wholly inconsistent with the proposition that 
it has any title to or interes t in them of a pro- 
prietary or Quasi private character. 

There being no limitation or special provision 
on the subject in the constitution of 1848, it 
would be a legal anomaly if the legislature 
could not have done directly and immediately 
that which it did indirectly and mediately, 
through the common council of the city of 
Chicago, viz. : confer upon the companies the 
rights, privileges and immunities mentioned in 
the ordinances in question. There can be no 
reasonable doubt that the legislature -had this 
power. This proposiston is, I think, indisputa- 
ble, in view of section 4, article 11, of the con- 
stitution of 1870, which provides : " No law 
" shall be passed by the general assembly 
" granting the right to construct and operate 
" a street railroad within any city, town or in- 
" corporated village without requiring the con- 

sent of the local authorities having the con- 
" trol of the street or highway proposed to be 
" occupied by such street railroad." No such 
restriction was contained in the constitution 
of 1£+S, and the constitutional convention by 
placing this restriction in the present constitu- 
tion, and the people, by adopting it, plainly 
recognized the law to be that, under the con- 



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stitutiouof 1848, the legislature had the power 
to grant the right to construct and operate 
street railroads in a city, without requiring the 
consent -of the local authorities. Else, Avhy the 
restriction? It seems too plain for argument, 
that it' the legislature had the power, under 
the constitution of 18 > 8, to grant to the com- 
panies directly the rights, privileges and im- 
munities mentioned ia the ordinance in ques- 
tion, it hud the power under that constitution 
to make such grants commensurate with the 
corporate lives of the companies. Authority, 
however, is not wanting as to the power of the 
legislature in the premises. 

'* In its governmental or public character, 
" the corporation is made by the state one of 
"its instruments, or the local depositary of 
" certain limited and prescribed politieabpow- 
" ers, to be exercised for the public good on 
" behalf ol the -tale, and not for itself. In 
" this respect it is assimilated in its nature and 

functions to a county corporation, which, as 
" we have seen, is purely part of the govern- 
" mental machinery of the sovereignty which 
" creates it. Over all its civil, political or gov- 
" ernmental powers, the authority of the leg- 
" islature is, in the nature of things, supreme 
" and without limitation, unless the limitation 
"is found in some peculiar provision of the 
" constitution of the particular state. 
Dill, on Mun. Corp., 3 Ed., Sec. 66. 

" The legislature, as the trustee for the gen- 
" eral public, has full control over the public 
" property and the subordinate rights of munlci- 
" pal corporations. Accordingly, it may au- 
" thorize a railroad company to occupj r the 
" streets in a city, without its consent and with- 
11 out payment." 
lb.. Sec. 71. 

" By virtue of its authority over public ways 
" the legislature may authorize acts to be 
" done, which would otherwise be deemed 
" nuisances. 

" As familiar instance of this may be men- 
" tioned the authority to railway, water, tele- 
" graph and gas companies to use or occupy 
" streets and highway s for their respective 
" purpo>es. * * * * " As respects the 
'* public or municipalities t'' ere is no limit upon 
" the power of the legislature as to the uses 
• l to which streets may be devoted." 
lb., 657. 

" The plenary power of the legislature o ver 
" streets and highways is such that it may, in 
" the absence of special constitutional restric- 
" tion, vacate or discontinue them, or invest 
" municinal corporations with this authority." 
lb.. 666. 

" As the highways of a state, iiicluding 
" streets in cities, are under the p- ramout and 
" primary control of the legislature, and as all 
" municipal powers are derived from the legis- 
" lature, it follows that the authority of raum- 
" cipalities over streets, and 1 he uses to which 
" they may be put, depends entirely upon their 
" charters or legislative enactments applicable 
" to them." 

Tb , 680. 

In the case of The People v. Kerr. 27 N. Y. R., 
188, it appeared that certain parties were au- 
thorized by an act of the legislature to con- 
struct and operate a horse railroad, with a 
single or double track, through and along cer- 
tain streets in the city ot New York. Certain 
owners of property abutting on the streets, on 
which the railroad was proposed to be con- 
structed, sought to enjoin the construction of 
the road. The injunction was refused and the 
court say: 

" So far as the existing public rights in 
" these streets are concerned, such as the right 
" of passage and travel over them as common 
" highways, a little reflection will show that 
" the legislature has supreme controi over 



" them. When no private interests arc invol- 
" ved or invaded, the legislature may close a 
" highway and relinquish altogether its use 
" by the public, or it may regulate such use, or 
" restrict it to peculiar vehicles, or to the use 
" of particular motive power. It may change 
" one kind of public use into another, so long 
"as the property continues. o be devoted to 
" public; use. What belongs to the public may 
'* be controlled and disposed of in any way 
" which the public agents see fit." This langu- 
age is quoted with approval by the Supreme 
court of this state in The People exrcl.v. Walsh, 
96 111., 232, which case fully sustains the pro- 
position that the power of the legislature over 
streets and highways is .plenary and supreme. 

In City of Clinton v. C. R. & M. R. R. R. Co., 
24: Iowa, -455, the court say (page 474): "The 
" streets of the city are not the private proper- 
" ty of t he corporation, in such a sense that the 
" legislature cannot, so far as regards the cor- 
" poration, authorize the same to be used for 
" any public purpose for which it may see lit, 
" unless it makes compensation to the city for 
" such use." 

In the case of Phil. & Trenton R. R. Co., 6 
Whar., 25, it appeared that the general assem- 
bly had directly granted to a railroad company 
the right to construct and operate a railroad 
in certain streets, in the disirict of Kensington, 
in Philadelphia. The validity of the act was 
called in question. 

The court held that the streets were subject 
"to the paramount authority of the legisla- 
" ture, in the regulation of their use by carria- 
" ges, rail-cars, or means of locomotion yet to 
" to be invented, and this without distinction 
" between the inhabitants and their fellow citi- 
" zens elsewhere." 

In the case of Commonwealth v. E. & N. E. R, 
R. ( o., 27 Penn. St. R., Mr. Justice Black, deli- 
vering the opinion of the court, says (page 
354): " The' right of the supreme legislative 
" power to authorize the building of a railroad 
" on a street or other public highway, is not 
" now to be doubted. It has been settled not 
"only in England 1 Barn. & Aid., 30), but in 
" Massachusetts 23 Pick.. 328), New York 7 
" Barb., 509 , and in Pennsylvania (6 Whart., 
" 43)." See also Mercer el al v. Pitt, Ft. Wayne 
" &CR.R Co., 36 Penn., 99. 

In Stormfelzs v. Manor Turnpike Co., 13 Penn. 
St., 555, the court says: 

" The power of the legislature to establish a 
" turnpike gate in the streets or public ways 
" of a city is hard.Ly to be questioned. It is a 
" part of the eminent domain whit h belongs to 
" the sovereign authority. It is conceded to 
" the general assembly by the grant of all leg- 
" islative power, and is not restrained by the 
" bill of rights. There is nothing in the street 
" or tow n or city to make it greater or more 
" distingi ished than a highway in the rural 
" districts, except convenience and t he density 
" of the population; and these restrain not the 
" power of legislation." 

Numerous additional authorities might be 
cited to the same effect, but I deem the fore- 
going sufficient. The general assemby of this 
state has constantly assumed and exercised 
the power of vacating streets and alleys in 
cities and villages, without the consent or in- 
tervention of the local corporate authorities. 
Private Laws 1867, Vol. 3, pages 100 to 

1C4, 106 to 107, 109 to- 110, 111 to 112- 
Private Laws 1865, Vol. 3, pages 654 to 
664. 

Private Laws 1861, paares 557 to 589. 717 to 
718, 723 to 732. 
" An act to vacate part of Water street, in 
" the city of Chicago." 

Private Laws -857, page 95. 
Such acts were passed at almost every session 
of the general assembly, prior, to 1870. It 



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would seem thai the power to vacate a street 

or alley is greater than the power to regulate 

its use. 

The general assembly, under the constitu- 
tion of 1848, also directly authorized railroad 
companies to const ruct and operate their rail- 
roads in the streets of cities and villages. 
Private Laws 18»7, Vol. 3, page 556 
Private Laws 1865, page 134, section 4. 
Numerous acts have been passed authorizing 
railroad companies to commence their line of 
track at any convenient point in a city or vil- 
lage, which the company might select, and also 
authorizing such companies to construct their 
lines through cities and villages. 

The general assembly has, by numerous 
acts, directly authorized gas companies to lay 
their pipes 'in the streets, alleys and public 
Squares of cities, without requiring the con- 
sent of the local authorities. 

Priv. Laws 1869, Vol. 2, pp. 377, 380, 387, 389, 
390, 392, 393, 396, Section 2; 399, 400, 402, 
Sec. 4; 404, Sec. 2; 405, Sec. 2. 
Priv. Laws 1867, Vol. 1, p. 972, Sec. 2; 973, 
Sec. 2; 975, Sec 2; 978, Sec. 2. 
Similar acts were passed in 1865, 1861, 1859 and 
1857, as will be seen by rel'earing to the private 
laws for those years. The Chicago Gas Light 
and Coke Company was directly authorized by 
its charter, the consent of the city not being 
required, to lay its pipes in any of the streets 
and avenues of the city. "An act to incorpor- 
ate the Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company.' * 
Approved February 12, 1849, Laws and Ord. 
1873, p. 172. 

The legislation referred to is conclusive evi- 
dence that the general assembly construed the 
constitution of 1848 as not limiting its power to 
control and regulate the use of streets or high- 
ways in cities and villages. This legislative 
construction has never been dissented from by 
the Supreme court. The supreme control of 
the legislature over municipal corporations, 
their revenues and property, has been by no 
court announced in stronger terms than by the 
Supreme court of Illinois. 

In People, etc., v. Mayor, etc., of Chicago, 51 
111.. 17, the court says (page 31): "While it is 
" conceded that municipal corporations which 
" exist only for public purposes are subject at 
" all times to the control of the legislature 
" creating them, and have in their franchises 
" no vested right, and whose powers and priv- 
" ilesres the creating power may alter, modify, 
" or abolish at pleasure, as they are but parts 
" of the machinery employed to carry on the 
" affairs of the state, over which, and their 
" rights and effects, the state may exercise a 
" general superintendence and control. (Rich- 
" land County v. Lawrence County, 12 111., 8; 

Trustees of Schools v. Tatman, 13 id., 30.) We 
" are of opinion that power, such as it is, can 
" be so used as to compel any one or more of 
" our cities to issue bonds, against its will, to 
" create a park, or for any other improvement, 
" to force it to create a debt of millions," etc. 
As to the power of the legislature to repeal or 
amend the charter of a municipal corporation, 
see also the People v. Brown, 83 111 . 97; Town of 
Fox v. Town of Kendall, 97 fib., 78. The curious 
on this subject may ascertain, by examining 
the private laws passed prior to i 870, that the 
legislature has, in a number of instances, ex- 
ercised the power of abolishing municipal cor- 
porations. Public county and township funds 
are subject to legislative control. 

County of Pike v. State, 11 111., 202. 

County of Richland v. County of Lawrence, 
12 lb., 1. 

People v. Power, 25 111., 187. 

Board of Supervisors v. City of Spring- 
field, 63 lb., 66. 
This is equally true of the revenue of incor- 



porated cities, which are but subordinate de- 
partments of the government of the state. 

1 Dill, on Mun.Corp., 3d Ed., Sec. 62. 

(iulzweller v. The People, 14 111., 149. 

People v. Mayor, &c, of Chicago, 51 lb., 31. 
In the case of The People v. Power, supra, the 
court says: 

" The power conferred upon a county to raise 
" money by taxation is a political power, and 
" its application when collected must neces- 
" sarily be under the control of the legislature 
" for political purposes." 

This power of the legislature cannot be 
abridged or bartered away by legislative enact- 
ment. 

Coolev on Cons. Lim., 206, 283. 
Thorpe v. R. & B. R. R. Co., 27 Vt., 149. 
Dingman v. The People, 51 111., 277. 

I am of opinion, for the reasons heretofore 
stated, that the general assembly had power 
to continue in force the ordinances passed prior 
to February 6, 1865, relating to the street rail- 
way companies, as is purported to be done by 
the act of that date. 

The grants purp< rted to be made by the or- 
dinance of 1858 are, in law, grants made direct- 
ly by the state. It has been shown that the 
ordinance was inoperative for the reason that 
the common council had not the power to 
pass it. It was invalid even as a license, be- 
cause it purported to grant irrevocably to the 
persons named therin the power to construct, 
maintain and operate railways on the streets 
of the city for twenty-five years, and the con- 
struction of the railways was enjoined, as 
heretofore stated, because of the invalidity of 
the ordinance. The ordinance being invalid, 
the persons named in it took nothing by virtue 
of it. It was only when the act of 1859 was 
passed, creating them a corporation, that they 
acquired the right to construct, maintain and 
operate railways in the streets mentioned in 
the ordinance of August 16, 1858. And this 
right the corporation acquired, not by force of 
the invalid ordinance, but by direct grant from 
the general assembly by the act of 1859. This 
is manifest from the language of sections 1 
and 7 of the act of 1859, quoted supra. That 
this was the understanding of the legislature 
is evident from section 7 of the act, "All the 
" rights and privileges granted, or intended so 
" to be, to said Franklin Parmelee, Liberty 
" Bigelow, Henry Fuller, and their associates, 
" in and by the ordinances of the common 
" council and the amendments thereto, are 
" hereby in all things affirmed, and shall pass 
" to and become vested in the corporation 
" hereby created." 

The lights and privileges purported to be 
granted by the ordinance of 1858 being thus re- 
ferred to in the charter of the company, are to 
be considered in law as if incorporated there- 
in, and as constituting a contract between the 
state and the company, upon the acceptance, 
by the latter, of the charter. 

In like manner, all ordinances passed prior 
to February 6, 1865, and remaining unrescind- 
ed at that date, being made, by the act- of 1865 
parts of the charters of the l'ailway compan- 
ies, respectively, became, upon the acceptance 
by the companies of the act of 1865, parts of 
the contracts between the state and the 
companies. 

The power of the state to extend its legistat- 
ive grants in favor of the grantee, has been so 
frequently exercised by the legislature that it 
cannot now be questioned. 

Tarn of opinion, therefore, that the act of 
Februai-y 6, 1865, was constitutional when 
passed, and, being accepted by the railway 
companies, became a contract between the 
state and the companies, and as such, is not, 
so far as the rights of the companies are con- 



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cerned, affected by any provision in the pres- 
ent constitution. 

Cons. 1870, Schedule, Sec. 1. 
In view of the conclusion arrived at, that the 
exercise of the right of the city to purchase 
the railways reserved by sections 10 and 11 of 
the ordinance of 1858, is deferred, as heretofore 
stated, by the act of 1865, the question whether 
the city can now transfer such right is of no 
practical importance. Inasmuch, however, as 
your committee has asked the question, I will 
say, chat in my opinion, the city cannot trans- 
fer that right to third parties. The language 
of sections 10 and 11, in terms confines the ex- 
ercise of the right to the city, and provides for 
certain things to be done, which can be done 
only by the city. If the right exists, it is by 
virtue of the act of 1865, which conferred it, 
by making sections 10 and 11 a part of the 
charter of the Chicago City Railway Company, 
and the Chicago West Division Railway Com- 
pany, and a right thus conferred by the legis- 
lature on a municipal corporation, cannot be 
bartered away by the corporation. 

Dill, on Mun. Corp., 3 Ed., Sees 97, 715- 
17. 

City of Quincy v. Jones, 76 111., 44. 
Kreigh v. City of Chicago, 86 111., 407. 

The city may, without the consent of the 
owners of a majority of the frontage on 
streets, in and upon which the railway com- 
panies have heretofore been authorized by 
ordinance to construct railway tracks, extend 
the time for the operation of cars ther on. 
The consent of owners of property is only ne- 
cessary in the case of a grant o f permission by 
the council in the first instance, and is not ne- 
cessary to an extension of the grant. 
Mun. Code, Sec. 63, paragraph 90. 

The status of the suit between the city and 
the street railway companies pending in the 
Supreme court of the United States is as fol- 
lows: The case was heard before Judges 
Drummond and Blodgett, in the Circuit court 
of the United States for this judicial district. 
The former was of opinion that the ordinance 
heretofore passed imposing license fees on the 
street railway companies, in respect of their 
cars, was valid, and the latter that it was in- 
valid. Judge Drummond being the superior 
judge, the act of congress required that a de- 
cree should be entered in conformity with his 
opinion, but Judge Drummond caused a cer- 
tificate of division of opinion between him and 
Judge Blodgett to be inserted in the record, 
and the cause was appealed to the Supreme 
court. The cause will not probably be reached 
fur a hearing for about two years. The prac- 
tice of the Supreme court of the United States 
is to decide causes as soon as possible after they 
have been heard. 

I find no objection to the form of the ordin- 
ance, but respectfully suggest that substance, 
not form, is the important thing to be consid- 
ered by your committee. 1 entered upon the 
examination of the questions discussed in this 
opinion with a view of promoting and uphold- 
ing, as far as possible, the interest of the city 
in the premises; but, after such careful and 
thorough examination as the great impoi'tance 
of the subject demair led, found myself unable 
logically to arrive at any other conclusions 
than those above stated. 

From articles which I have noticed from time 
time in the daily papers, I infer that some law- 
yers have expressed opinions contrary to mine 
on some of the questions which I have dis- 
cussed. I feel confident, however, that no 
Kood lawyer, who will take the pains to thor- 
oughly examine the subject, will, after such 
examination, dissent in any material particular 
from my conclusions. 

Assuming my conclusions to be correct, they 
forcibly illustrate the wisdom and foresight of 



the members of the g-eneral assembly who 
voted, and the private citizens who protested 
and remonstrated, against the passage of the 
act of February 6, 1865. 

It will be the duty of your committee to ex- 
amine the matter thoroughly, and not to rec- 
ommend any settlement with the street railway 
companies not substantially advantageous to 
the city. 

Respectfully, 

Francis Adams, 
Corporation Counsel. 
I concur in the foregoing opinion. 
Julius S. Grinnell, 

City Attorney. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinince authorizing N. K. Fairbank to 
lay a side track on Grove street, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Sanders moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Sanders moved that the report be pub- 
lished. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Appleton, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, White, Walsh, Lyke, Quinn, 
Colvin, Geohegan-12. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Follansbee, Cul- 
lerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Bond, Simons, Hull, 
Dalton, Ryan, Schack, Bisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 22. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance to repeal an ordinance concern- 
ing the Chicago and Western Indiana R. R., 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file and an accompanying opinion 
published. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following- is the opinion: 

City Law Department, | 
Chicago, June 11, 1883. f 
Hon. Henry F. Sheridan, Chairman Committee 
on Railroads : 

Dear Scr:— Herewith please find enclosed 
the draft of an "ordinance to repeal Western 
Indiana R. R. Co. ordinance " of Sept. 15, 1879. 
The ground upon which the repeal is sought to 
be made, as recited in the enclosed paper, is 
that the C. & W. I. R. R. Co. " are permitting 
more than two railroad companies to enter the 
city over its tracks." It has already been 
claimed by the city in the courts that this is a 
violation of one of the conditions of the or- 
dinance, which provided that the company 
"shall permit any other railroad company, not 
exceeding two in number, * * * to use the 
said main railroad track," etc. The question 
has been twice before the Supreme Conrt and 
twice decided in favor of the railroad com- 
pany. In C. & W. I. R> R. Co. v. Dunbar et at, 
100 111, 137, the court held that the city council 
"has no power to prohibit a railroad company, 
having a track established and in use in a city, 
from permicting other railroad companies to 
run their cars upon the same." In that case, 
and also in City of Chicago v. C. & W. I. R. R. 
Co., 105 111. 87, the Supreme Court held that 
this condition of the ordinance compels the 
railroad company to permit other railroads to 
use its tracks, but that it does not prevent the 
company from aliowing more than two other 
railroads to use such tracks. In other words, 
the provision is construed to mean that the 
company must permit at least one other rail- 



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road company to uho its main truck, and may 
permit, as many more as it please. 

Such being the decision of the final court ot 
appeal, it is obvious that the eity is powerless 
to declare the ordinance repealed on the ground 
that the company has done an act which the 
Supreme Court says it has the power to do. 

This is aside from the question whether the 
eity can annul the ordinance by repeal without 
due process of law. 

Yours respectfully, 

F. C. Winston, Jr., 
Ass't. Corp. Counsel. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against authorizing the Chica- 
go, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R. to lay tracks 
in the North Division, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a resolution relating to guards at rail- 
road crossings, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

So ordered. 

The following is the report: 

Whereas, The frequent and large verdicts 
rendered against the city, because of the con- 
struction of viaducts and approaches thereto 
over different railroad tracks in the city, in 
favor of property owners fronting or contig- 
ous to said viaducts and approaches thereto, 
and which verdicts greatly increase the cost of 
such improvements to the city and its tax 
payers, and make the further immediate con- 
struction thereof impracticable, and whereas 
the probable damage to the property because 
of such viaducts prior to the construction 
thereof, and whereas, the rapidly increasing 
population of the city and the vast amount of 
business traffic and teaming constantly occu- 
pying and filling the streets of the city, de 
mand for the protection of life and property 
and for increased facilities for the transaction 
of business that greater safety and larger facil- 
ities be guaranteed at the different railroad 
crossings in the city in lieu and stead of via- 
ducts. Now, therefore, 

Resolved, That the Mayor and Commissioner 
of Public Works be and they are hereby re- 
quested to negotiate with the officers of 
respective railroads crossing public streets in 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of causing 
to be erected and placed at street crossings of 
railroads as soon as possible, by such railroads 
gates or beams, such as have been erected and 
are used in other parts of the city and else- 
where, so that life and property may be more 
carefully protected and the business interests 
of the citizens of this city be subserved. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Board of 
Education asking for the purchase of a school 
site on the corner of York street and Laflin 
street, submitted a report i-ecommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the report be laid 
over published. 

So ordered. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica- 
go, in Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred a communication from the Board of 
Education, asking the purchase of the north- 



west corner of York and Lafiin streets, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report that we recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and are hereby directed to purchase lots 47 to 
52, both inclusive, in the north l / 2 of block 41, 
Canal Trustees Subdivision of the west l / s of the 
northeast M of Sec. 17, 39, 14, located on the 
northwest corner of York and Lafiin streets, 
having a frontage of 150 feet on York street, 
for the sum of $9,500. 

J. M. Quinn, 
Frank Schack, 
Arthur Dixon. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Board of Educa- 
tion, asking the purchase of a school site on 
Snell street, near Chicago avenue, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago, in Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred a communication from the Board of 
Education, asking the purchase of a school 
site on Snell street, near Chicago avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report that we recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and are hereby directed to purchase for a 
school site lots 10 to 17, both inclusive, of block 
4, of Taylor's Subdivision, of block 1. of Asses- 
sor's Subdivision, of the E. l / 2 of N. W. X of 
Sec. 8, 39, 14, having a frontage of 200 feet, for 
the sum of $8,500. 

J. M. Quinn, 
Frank Schack, 
Arthur Dixon. 
Edward P. Burke. 

fire and water. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred an ordinance to amend Section 
1062 Municipal Code, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance relating to the Merchants' Union 
Telegraph Co., submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition concerning a planing-mill, corner of 
May and Lake streets, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that it be referred to the Superin- 
tendent of Buildings, with instructions to 
enforce the ordinance. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of the Illinois Womens' Hospital 
for remission of water tax, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works, with power to 
act. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance relating- to the District Telegraph 
Company of Chicago, submitted a report re- 
commending that it he placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Superintendent of Fire 
Alarm Telegraph to cut certain telegraph 
wires, submitted a report recommending- that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Geohegan entered a motion to recon- 
sider the vote by which the above report was 
concurred in. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution concerning the employment of 
fire and policemen at mechanical labor, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to remit the water tax on 2823 Wallace 
street, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to remit the water tax on Battery "D," 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid, Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to wfiom was referred 
a petition for water on North California av- 
enue, submitted a report recommending that 
it be referred to the Department of Public 
Works for information. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

HEALTH AND COUNTY RELATIONS. 

The Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions, to whom was referred an amendment to 
Section 1352 of the Municipal Code, submitted 
a report thereon. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the i eport be laid 
over and published. 

So ordered. 

The lollowing is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions, to whom was referred an amendment by 
Aid. Altpeter amending Section 1352, page 
330, Revised Ordinances, by inserting above 
the fourth line from the end of said 
page 5, statistics of labor, wag-es and cost 
of living- in connection with the several 
trades and occupations specified in Inspect- 
or's Reports, having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report that your 
Committee is informed that throughout 
the United States the Labor Commission ap- 
pointed by Congress are engaged in collecting 
statistics bearing on the toilers of the land, the 
wages paid for labor, also the cost of living- in 
all cities. The Factory and Tenement House 
Inspectors will most cheerfully collect such 



information if the City Council so decide. We 
therefore recommend that amendment do pass 
and that the Commissioner of Health enforce 
the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank Lawler, 
Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

That Section 1352, page 330, of the Municipal 
Code of Chicag-o, be and the same is hereby 
amended by inserting above the fourth line 
from the end of said pag-e 5 the following-: 
Statistics of labor, wages and cost ofliving- in 
connection with the several trades and occu- 
pations specified in the reports of the Factory 
and Tenement House Inspectors. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning sewerage teaming-, sub- 
mitted a report recommending- its passage. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

So ordered. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Health and County Re- 
lations, by Aid. Sweeney, directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Work when advertising- 
for sewerage teaming, to advertise so as to 
allow bidders to bid for the whole or part of 
said work, having had the same under advise- 
ment beg leave to report that we recommend 
that that the ordinance do pass your Commit- 
tee, is of the opinion that if this work was let 
as recommended a great saving could be had 
to the City of Chicago. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank Lawler, 
Chairman. 

By Aid. Sweeney. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to ad- 
vertise for sewerage teaming in such manner 
so as to allow bidders to bid for the whole or 
part of said work. 

Sec. 2. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting- with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

elections. • 

The Committee on Elections, to whom was 
referred the matter of the contest for the seat 
of Aid. Severin, submitted a report recom- 
mending- that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Appleton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., 
to whom was referred a petition for the vaca- 
tion of an alley in the S. Vz, block -1, Assessor's 
Div., Sec. 32, 39, 14, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Depart- 
ment of Public Works for an ordinance. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for repeal of ordinance to have 
Thirty-seventh street paved with wooden 
blocks, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance againsi paving Prairie avenue 
from Twenty-second street to Twenty-sixth 
street, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on tile. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The mot ion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance directing that the contracts for 
improving Oak avenue and Bryant avenue be 
Let, submitted a report reeommending that it 
be placed on tile. 

Aid. Wetherell moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for repeal of ordinanee for stone 
sidewalk on Wabash avenue, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Wetherell moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution for opening and straightening 
Ashland avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

So ordered. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. 
D., to whom was referred a resolution to open 
and straighten Ashland avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port that we recommend its passage. 

P. Sanders, 
O. D. Wetherell, 
f. h, follansbee, 
Arthur Dixon. 
Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to report 
to this Council a proper ordinance for the 
opening, extension and straightening of Ash- 
land avenue, between Thirty-first street and 
the Illinois and Michigan canal. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was refered 
a remonstrance against paving Wentworth 
avenue near Eighteenth street, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance establishing the sidewalk space 
on Johnson place, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

' Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas— Wickersham. Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth. Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Hull. Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney. Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 



Whereas, An assessment has been duly 
made and confirmed for macadamizing and 
curbing- that part of Johnson place between 
Thirty-eighth street and Egan avenue, there- 
fore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
(Jhicauo: 

That the curb on either side of said street 
shall be placed eighteen feet from the street 
Line, so as to leave a tree or g rass plat between 
the sidewalk and curb, and make the road or 
driveway thirty feet wide. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition to set aside assessment for water 
and drains on Vernon avenue, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against improvement of Calu- 
met avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to 
Thirty-first street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Wetherell moved to concur i n the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against widening alley from 
Twenty-ninth street to Thirtieth street, bet- 
ween Indiana avenue and Prairie as^enues, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Wetherell moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for stone sidewalk on Twenty-second 
street, from State street to Indiana avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to macadamize Twenty-first street, 
from State street to Archer avenue, submitted 
a report recommending that it be referred to 
the Department of Public Works for a proper 
ox-dinance. 

Aid. Follansbee moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to pave Dearborn street, from Sixth- 
teenth street to Twenty-second street, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be referred 
to the Department of Public Works for an 
ordinance. 

Aid. Follansbee moved to concur in the re 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to pave alley, trom Dearborn street 
to Clark street, between Adams street and 
Monroe street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be referred to the Department of 
| Public Woi-ks for a proper ordinance. 



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Aid. Wickershara moved to concur in the 
report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for permission to place a boiler in 
the alley in the rear of the Leland Hotel, sub- 
mitted a report recommending- that it be re- 
ferred to the Commissioner of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Wetherell moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for opening a street 
from Thirty-seventh street to Thirty-eight 
street, between Lang-ley avenue and Cottage 
Grove avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre-34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the location of the 
sidewalk on Wabash avenue, from Twenty- 
third street to Thirty-fifth street, submitted 
a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid, Wetherell moved to concur in the re- 
port. . 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for repeal of ordinance to pave 
Quincy street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the improvement be deferred for one 
year, provided that petitioners pay all ex- 
pense that has been incurred up to date. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for opening of Haynes' court, from 
Archer avenue to Lyman street, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works for an ordin- 
ance. 

Aid. Burke moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., 
to whom was referred an order to stay collec- 
tion of assessment for paving Dearborn av- 
enue, from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against the improvement of 
Clybourn place, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 



Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to Avhom was referred 
an order for sewer on Kemper place, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be passed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against planking alley, from 
Dearborn street to State street, between 
Michigan and Illinois streets, submitted a re- 
port recommending that its prayer be granted. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance > gainst paving Elm street with 
asphalt blocks, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to pave Scott street near State street 
by private contract, submitted a report re- 
ommending its passage. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and n-iys as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sht ridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Whereas, The owner of all the property on 
both sides of Scott street running one hundred 
and fifty feet from the east line of North State 
street, has made a contract with the Stone and 
Asphaltum Pavement Co., of Chicago, to im- 
prove said part of Scott street, therefore be it 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to " The Stone and As- 
phaltum Pavement Co., of Chicago," to grade 
and pave said part of said Scott street accord- 
icg to the said contract and specifications, 
provided it be done without cost to the city. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for improvement of Belden avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition to repeal the ordinance for paving 
Elm street with asphalt blocks, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to 
the Department of Public Works for an ordin- 
ance in accordance with the prayer of the 
petitioner. 

Aid. Geohegan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was ref erred 
a remonstrance against paving Dearborn ave- 



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nue with asphalt block, submitted a report 
recommending that it bo placed on tile. 

Aid. Geohegan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for erection of gates at Chicago 
avenue and Halsted street, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance to let contract for improvment of 
Wisconsin street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Colvin moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham,Dixon,Sanders,Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

That the Commissioner of Public Works is 
hereby authorized and directed to let the con- 
tract for improving Wisconsin street, from 
North Clark street to Sedgwick street, at the 
terms named, and as petitioned for by the 
property owners August 31, 1882, provided the 
contractors will wait for their pay until the 
assessments are collected. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to pave alley intersections on Oak 
street, between Wells and Clark streets, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Geohewan moved that the report be 
placed on file and the order passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following- is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered to expend 
sufficient money out of the fund for intersec- 
tions to pave the intersections of the alieys on 
Oak street, between Wells street and Clark 
street. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
to whom was referred an ordinance for the va- 
cation of alley in block 6, Brainard & Evans' 
addition, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be re- 
committed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the repeal of ordinance for side- 
walk on Western avenue, from Thirty-first 
street to Illinois and Michigan canal, submitt- 
ed a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 
The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance to repeal an ordinance for curb- 
ing, filling and paving Hubbard street from 
Jefferson street to Ashland avenue, submitted 
a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance establishing sidewalk space on 
Hubbard street from Halsted to Ashland av- 
enue, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Walsh moved that it be recommitted. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against improvement of Lin- 
coln street, between Milwaukee avenue and 
Chicago avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for sewer on Campbell avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for sewer on Zion place, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works, with power to 
act. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution in relation to sewers, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for sewer on Twentieth street, bet- 
ween Throop street and Blue Island avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for repeal of ordinance for paving 
Oakley avenue, between Monroe street and 
Adams street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for repeal of ordinance for paving 
alley in block 31 and 32, S. S. Add., submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works for a repealing 
ordinance. 



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Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for improvement of alley in block 
54, Section 7, submitted a report recommending 
that it be referred to the Department of Pub- 
lic Works for an ordinance. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for the improvement of May street, 
from Falton street to Milwaukee avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works for 
an ordinance. 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for repeal of an ordinance for side- 
walk on Mowry avenue, between Twenty-fifth 
street and Bonney avenue, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for improvement of Ogden avenue, 
from Randolph to Madison streets, submitted 
a report recommending that it be referred to 
the Department of Public Works for an ordin- 
ance. 

Aid. Simons moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for permission to curb Congress 
street, between Hoyne and Leavitt streets, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid Hull moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevai'ed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for vacation of Cullerton court, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the prayer 
of the petitioner be granted. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be referred to 
the Department of Public Works for ordin- 
ance. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
au order repealing the ordinance for opening 
String street from its southern terminus to 
Twenty-second street, and also for an ordinance 
f oi opening String street from its southern ter- 
minus to Twenty-first street, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. 

Aid. Doerner moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition to vacate and open an alley in Block 
33, Section 19, 39, 14, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, with instructions to 
prepare proper ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for a sidewalk on Union street, near 
Ohio street, submitted a report recommending 
that it be granted. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

The Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, to whom was referred an order to 
lease Atwood place farm to C. Sullivan, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Budach & Kraker tc lease city 
property at La Salle and Thirty-third streets, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
Mayor and Comptroller be instructed to lease 
said ground to Budach & Kraker at a rental of 
six per cent, on its fair cash valuation per an- 
num, and that they pay all taxes that may ac- 
crue to said property during the term of their 
lease. 

Aid. Doerner moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning circuses on the lake front, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the report be deferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of M. A. Morten & Co. for lease of 
ball grounds, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning the leasing of the ball 
grounds to circuses, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Colvin moved to defer the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom were 
referred a petition and ordinance relating to 
stationary engineers, submitted a report re- 
commending that they be placed on file. 

Aid. Dalton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance repealing an ordinance authoriz- 
ing the Mayor to appoint Council Committees, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file, and an accompanying ordinance 
passed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 
So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the remission of city taxes on 
the Armory of the First Regt., I. N. G„ sub- 



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mitted a report recommending thai the prayer 
of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Hildreth moved thai the report be de- 
ferred. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee; to whom was referred 
an ordinance' for adjournment of the Council, 
submitted a report recommending' its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance.be 
laid over and published. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. White moved that it be made the spec- 
ial order for the next regular meeting at 9 
o'clock. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee. Wetherell, Sheridan, Hildreth, Pur- 
eed, White, Simons, Lyke, Quinn, Colvin, 
Geohegan, Manierre— 15. 

Nays -Sanders, Burke, Cullerton, Doerner, 
Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Hull, 
Da Hon, Ryan, Schaek, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan— 17. 

The following is the ordinanee: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular meeting 
of the City Council of the City of Chicago after 
the ltith day of July, A. D. 1883, shall be on the 
25th day of August, A. D. 1883, at 7;30 o'clock 
a. m. 

Sec. 2. That when the Council adjourns on 
the 16th day of July, 1883, it shall adjourn to 
meet at such regular meeting. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning costs on special as- 
sessments, submitted a report recommen ing 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

so ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from M. McDermott, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Dalton moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of L. R. Carswell, for re- 
fund of city tax paid in error, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to concur in the 
repoi't. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of P. M. Mulvihill, for compensa- 
tion for injuries, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
older. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas- Wickersbarr 1 , Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan. Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildreth. ttiordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Simons, Hull, 
Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schaek, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 32. 

Nays -'Sane. 



Aid. Wickersham moved to reconsider the 
rote last taken. 

The motion was lost. 

The following is the order as passsd: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller is hereby au- 
thorized to pay $500 to Patrick N. Mulvihill, 
the same being full compensation for personal 
injuries sustained by him, as set forth in his 
petition. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Charles Prentice for compen- 
sation, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on tile. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

So ordered. 

LICENSES. 

The Committee an Licenses, to whom was 
referred an ordinance amending the ordinance 
concerning saloons, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that it be placed on file, and an 
accompanying ordinance passed. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the report be de- 
ferred, and both ordinances published. 

The f llowing is the ordinance recommended 
by the committee : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1,850 of the Muni- 
cipal Code be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

Sec. 1,850. The Mayor of the City of Chicago 
shall from time to time grant licenses for the 
keeping of dramshops within the City of Chi- 
cago to any person who shall apply to him in 
writing, upon said person furnishing - sufficient 
evidence to satisfy him that he or she is a per- 
son of good character, and upon such person 
executing to the City of Chicago a bond with 
at least two sureties, to be approved by the 
Mayor, in the sum of §500, conditioned that the 
licensed party shall faithfully observe and 
keep all ordinances now in force or hereafter 
to be passed, d.ring the period of such license, 
and that he wi'l keep closed on Sunday all 
doors opening out upon any street from ihe 
bar or room where such dram-shop is kept; 
and that all windows opening upon any street 
from such bar or room shall, Sundays, be pro- 
vided with blinds, shutters, or curtains, so as 
to obstruct the view from such street into such 
room. 

Sec. 2. That Section 1,851 of the Municipal 
Code, so amended Feb. 19, 1883, be and the same 
is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 

"Sec. 1,851. Every person, on compliance with 
the aforesaid requirements and the payment 
in advance to the City Collector, at the fate of 
$500 per annum, shall receive a license under 
the corporate seal, signed by the Mayor, and 
countersigned by the Clerk, which shall author- 
ize the person or persons therein named to 
keep a dram-shop to sell, give away, or barter 
intoxicating liquors in quantities less than one 
gallon in the place designated in the license. 
On compliance wnh the aforesaid conditions 
licenses maybe granted for the sale of malt 
liquors only in quantities less than one gallon 
upon the payment in advance to the City Col- 
lector by the person or persons applying there- 
for at the rate of $150 per annum." 

Sec. 3. That Section 1,857 of the Municipal 
Code be and the same is hereby amended so as 
to read as follows: 

/'Sec. 1,857. Any person who shall hereafter 
have or keep any tavern, grocery, ordinary 
victualing, or other house or place within the 
City of Chicago for selling, giving away, or in 
any manner dealing in intoxicating liquors, 
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himself, his agent, or servants shall sell, give 
away, or in any manner deal in intoxicating 
liquors in quantities less than one gallon, or 
who by himself, his agents, Or servants shall 
keep a dramshop for the sale of liquor in 
quantities less than one gallon without a lic- 
ense therefor in pursuance of this ordinance 
and other ordinances of the City of Chicago, 
shall upon conviction be subject to a fine of 
not less than $20 nor more than $100 for each 
and every offence: provided, that druagists, or 
persons whose chief business is to sell druffs 
and medicines shall not be deemed to be with- 
in the provisions hereof in selling quantities 
less than aforesaid for purposes purely med- 
ical, mechanical, or sacramental." 

Sec. 4. Anv person having a license to sell 
malt liquors only who shall by himself or an- 
other either as nrincipal or servant, directlv 
or indirectly sell or give awav any intoxicat- 
ing liquors other than malt liquors in less 
quanties than one gallon or in any quantity to 
be drank upon the nremises or in or upon any 
adjacent room, building, yard or place of pub- 
lic resort shall for each and every offence be 
fined not less than $20 nor morethan WOO. 

Sec. 5. That Section 1854 of the Municipal 
Code be and the same is hereby amended by 
striking out the word "spirituous" in the 
fourth line of the section and inserting in lieu 
thereof the word "intoxicatina." 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall take effect from 
and after its passage and due publication, 

The following is the ordinance referred to 
the Committee: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1 That Section 1850 of the Municipal 
Code be and the same is hereby amended, so as 
to read as follows, to wit: 

Section 1850. The Mayor of the City of Chi- 
cago shall, from time to time, grant licenses 
for the keeping of dramshops within the city 
of Chicaao to any person who shall apolv to 
him, in writing, 'upon said person furnishing 
sufficient evidence to satisfy him that he or 
she is a person of good character, and upon 
such person executina to the City of Chicago a 
bond, with at least two sureties, to be approved 
by the Mavor, in the penal sum of five hun- 
dred dollars, conditional that the licensed 
party shall faithfully observe and keep all 
ordinances now in force or hereafter to be 
passed, during - the period of such license, and 
that he will keep closed on Sunday all doors 
openina- out upon any street from the bar or 
room where such dramshop i«kept. and that all 
windows opening upon anv street from such 
bar or room shall, on Sundavs, be provided 
with blinds, shutters or curtains, so as to ob- 
struct the view from such street into such 
rooms. 

Sec. 2. That Section 1851 of the Municipal 
Code, as amended February 19. 1883 by the City 
Council, be and the same is hereby amended, 
so as to read as follows, viz: 

"Sec. 1851. Every person, in compliance with 
these requirements and the payment in ad- 
vance to the City Hollector at the rate of five hun- 
dred dollars ($500.00) per annum, shall receive 
a license under the corporate seal, signed by 
the Mayor, and countersigned by the Clerk, 
which shall authorize the person or persons 
therein named, to keep a dramshop to sell, 
giveaway, or barter intoxicating liquors, in 
quantities less than one gallon, in the place 
designated in the license." 

Provided, that in all cases where a license is 
granted for the sale of malt liquors only, in 
quantities less than one gallon, the person so 
applying therefor, and complying with the 
ordinances of the city, shall pay in advance to 
the said City Collector at the rate of one hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ($150.00) per annum. 



Sec. 5; That Section 1857 of the Municipal 
Code be and the same is hereby amended, so 
as to read as follows: 

" Sec. 1857. Any person who shall hereafter 
have or keep arty tavern, grocery ordinarv, 
victualing or other house or place within the 
City of Chicago, for selling, giving away, or in 
anv manner dealing in intoxicating liquors, in 
quantities less than one gallon; or who, by 
himself, his aaent or servants, shall sell, give 
away, or in any manner deal in intoxicating 
liquors in quantities less than one'gallon, or 
who, by himself, his agent or servants, shall 
keep a dramshop for the sale of liquors in 
quantities less than one gallon, without a li- 
cense therefor, in pursuance of this ordinance 
and the ordinances of the City of Chicago, shall 
upon conviction be subject to a line of not less 
than $20 nor more than $100 for each and every 
offence, provided, that druggists or persons 
whose chief business is to sell drugs and 
medicines, shall not be deemed to be within the 
provisions hereof, in selling quantities less 
than as aforesaid, for purposes purely medical, 
mechanical or sacramental, and in all cases of 
conviction under this section the Court or 
magistrate shall have power, in its or his dis- 
cretion, to sentence the offender to imprison- 
ment in the House of Correction or County 
Jail not less than two nor exceeding thirty days 
in addition to the penalty." 

Sec. 4. Any person who has a license to sell 
malt liquors only, who shall by himself, or an- 
other, either as principal, clerk or servant, di- 
rectly or indirectly sell or give away any in- 
toxicating liquors other than malt liquors in 
less quantity than one gallon, or in any quan- 
tity to be drank upon the premises, or in or 
upon any adjacent room, building, yard 
or place of public resort, shall for each and 
everv offence be fined not less than twenty 
dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars, or 
confined in the House of Correction or County 
Jail not less than ten nor more than thirty 
days, or both, in the discretion of the Court, 
and further, shall forfeit his license. 

Sec . 5. All ordinances or parts of ordinances 
inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Commiltee, to whom was referred 
an order relating to collection of licenses, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Eisfeldt moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order permitting M . A. Hendricks to run 
electric battery without license, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Eisfeldt moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Colvin, Sweeney, Geohegan— 3. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton. Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner Hildreth, Kiordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Hull, D-lton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn,Eisfeldt, Severin, Sullivan, Manierre-30. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
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ing alley in block 11, Ashland Add., laid over 
and published July 9, 1883. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows, three-fourths not agreeing: 

Teas— Wickersham. Dixon, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Doerner, 
Hildreth, Kionlan, (J ay nor, Foley, White, 
Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Quinn, 
Manierre— 30. 

Nays— Sanders, Cullerton, Lawler, Purcell, 
Walsh, Schack, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sullivan, Geohegan— 11. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the Council do 
now adjourn, which was lost by yeas and nays 
as follows: 



Yeas— Sanders, Burke, Purcell, Ryan, Sehack, 
Colvin, Sweeney, Geoh< gun— 8. 

Nays - Wickersham, Dixon, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Wetherell, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doer- 
ner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, 
Walsh, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Quinn, 
Sullivan, Manierre— 21. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Cullerton to reconsider, it was 

Agreed to. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

JOHN G. NEUME1STER, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



JULY S 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersham. Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, • 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schaek, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeuey, Sullivan, Geohegan, and Manierre. 

Absent— Alderman Shorey. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 23rd be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
releases from the House of Correction during 
the week ending July 28th, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : It is eminently fit and proper 
that your honorable body should take some 
appropriate action upon the death of Thomas 
Hoyne. Mr. Hoyne has for over forty years 
been identified with the history of Chicago. 
He has held here the positions of City Clerk, 
Judge, United States District- Attorney, United 
States Marshal, and, for a short time in 1876, 
that of Mayor. 

Mr. Hoyne was of marked characteristics, 
energetic and positive. He was an honest man, 
whose uprightness of character earned for him 
the respect cf all. 



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In his public and professional life he was 
noted for his eloquence, his energy, his ability, 
and the integrity of all his acts and deeds. He 
took great interest in all public improvements, 
and his earnestness and positiveness rendered 
his influence in whatever he entered upon of 
very great weight. He was a public-spirited 
citizen whose energetic character has been of 
the greatest service to the City of Chicago. It 
is the lot of all men of decided force of charac- 
ter to make enemies of some. He was not an 
exception to the rule; yet even those who diff- 
ered with him in opinion always conceded the 
purity of purpose, and honesty ol 'aim by which 
Mr. Hoyne was ever actuated. In private life 
he was a man of sterling integrity and moral 
uprightness; one who made strong friends and 
stood by them. 

The tragic suddenness of his death has shock- 
ed the community. While he was upwards of 
sixty years of age, his vigorous constitution 
and his healthful habits gave promise of many 
years yet of life, and the terrible tragedy of his 
taking off seems too sudden a close to a life so 
useful to the community, so dear to his friends; 
and family. 

As a man so closely connected with our pub- 
lic interests so long, identified with the city and 
its affairs, it is becoming that you should pass 
suitable resolutions of tribute and respect 
upon his death. 

I have prepared the accompanying resolu- 
tions, which I herewith submit for your appro- 
val and action. 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Sanders moved that the resolutions be 
adopted and that the Council attend the fun- 
eral in a body. 

The motion prevailed by unanimous vote. 

The following are the resolutions as adopted: 



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WHEREAS, There was killed in the late rail- 
road disaster in New York state, a citizen of 
Chicago whose close connection with the inter- 
est^ ni the city and faithful services in behalf 
of the people, render his death a public misfor- 
tune. 

Resolved, That in the death of Thomas Hoyne, 
the City of Chicago has lost one of its most 
patriotic, public spirited and honorable citi- 
zens; a man whose efforts in behalf of all that 
he believed to be best for the interests of this 
community, entitled him to the respect and 
admiration of all good citizens. 

Resolved, That all city offices be closed 
during the hours of the funeral, as a mark of 
respect to the memory of the deceased. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be duly pub- 
lished in the proceedings of this body, and 
copies hereof be furnished the press for publi- 
cation and sent the family of the deceased. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, j 
Chicago, July 30, 1883. f 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen: When you first passed an ordi- 
nance fixing' a license on bankers, brokers, and 
others at $100, 1 prepared a message showing 
my reasons for not approving the same. 
Among my i-easons for non-approval was that 
there was not sufficient descrimination bet- 
ween the different occupations as to the fees 
charged. You reconsidered your action so 
that my message was not read. Afterwards on 
the 5th of March last you fixed the fee at $50 
for every license granted to any merchandise, 
produce or grain merchant or any real estate 
or insurance broker, and since then my obser- 
vation has been that the fee, even at that fig- 
ure is too high for produce merchants. There 
are in the city, notably on South Water street, 
a great many small dealers who handle farm 
produce, and they feel that considering the 
small extent of their trade as compared with 
the other lines of business with which they are 
classed in the ordinance, they are exorbitantly 
assessed. The produce they sell is essential 
and a necessity to the people, and carrying as 
they do, vegetables and other articles of a perish- 
able natui'e, they are frequently compelled to 
sell at less than cost to close out their stock 
and save themselves from actual loss on ac- 
count of possible deterioration if held over. 
Their business is not very extensive individu- 
ally, and it therefore seems to me that a des- 
crimination ought to have been made in their 
favor, especially since their stock enters so 
largely into the daily consumption of our peo- 
ple. They ought not to have been charged the 
same as merchandise or grain brokers, and had 
the fee been less I think that they would have 
readily paid it. As matters now stand they 
refuse to pay it, and propose to contest it in 
the courts. If the fee was reduced say one 
half, I think they Avould acquiesce in paying it, 
and thus the city would be enabled at once to 
cover the money into the treesury, thereby 
avoiding litigation and securing more funds 
than could perhaps be otherwise obtained. I 
w T ould therefore suggest to your honorable 
body that the ordinance be amended, and a 
reasonable fee established for this kind of 
merchants. Such fee should not be higher 
than $25 per annum. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the communication 
be referred to the Commitee on Licenses. 
Agreed to. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted an opin- 
ion in relation to the rights of gas companies 
to open streets, which was 



Published and laid over temporarily. 

The following is the opinion: 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Your Honorable body, July 23, 1883, passed 
the following order; 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel pre- 
pare and send to this Council an opinion as to 
the rights of the several gas companies of this 
city, in tearing our streets up for the purpose 
of laying mains, without first obtaining per- 
mission from the proper city authorities. 

The only gas companies of which I have any 
knowledge, in the city of Chicago, are the fol- 
lowing: "Chicago Gas Light and Coke Com-" 
pany," incorporated by special law, approved 
February 12, 1849, (Law and Ord. 1873, p. 172.) 
" The People's Gas Light and Coke Company," 
incorporated by special law, February 12, 1855, 
(B. 174); " Consumer's Gas, Fuel and Light 
Company of the City of Chicago, incorporated 
under general incorporation law in 1882, The 
question as to the company last named is easily- 
disposed of. An ordinance granting rights to 
the Consumer's Gas, Fuel and Light Company 
of the City of Chicago, was passed by the City 
Council April 24, 188iJ (Council proceedings 1881- 
82, p. 553). After providing that " when such 
company or corporation shall open ground in 
the same," (meaning the street) "they shall 
forthwith restore the street, pavement, side- 
walk or ground, or water pipe, sewer or gas 
pipe, to a condition equally good as before, at 
the expense of said company," etc. It provided 
that " said company shall not make any exca- 
vation on any street, alley, avenue or public 
place, without first procuring a permit for that 
purpose from the Department of Public Works 
of said city." 

This settles the question as to the Consumer's 
Gas, Fuel and Light Company. 

Section 2 of the act of Feb. 12, 1849, incorpor- 
ating the Chicago Gas, Light and Coke Com- 
pany, after authorizing the company "to lay 
pipes for the purpose of conducting the gas in 
any of the streets or avenues of said city," 
contains the following: 

"Provided that no permanent injury or dam- 
age shall be done to any street, lane or highway 
.in said city." 

Section 3 of the act granted to the company 
the "exclusive privilege of supplying the city of 
Chicago, and its inhabitants, with gas, for the 
purpose of affording light, for ten years." 

Section 2 of the act of Feb. 12, 1855, incorpor- 
ating the People's Gas, Light and Fuel Com- 
pany, after authorizing the company to erect 
works, and manufacture and sell on and after 
Feb. 12, 1859, gas, to be used for the purpose of 
lighting the City of Chicago, etc., proceeds as 
follows: "And on and after the said 12th day 
of February, 1859, or sooner, by and with the 
consent of the Chicago Gas Light and Coke 
Comyany, to lay pipes for the purpose of con- 
ducting the gas in any of the streets or avenues 
of said city, with the consent of the City 
Council, Provided, that no permanent injury or 
damage shall be done to any street t lane or 
highway in said city." 

August 30, 1858, the Council passed " an ord- 
inance concerning the People's Gas Light and 
Coke Company," (Laws and Or . 1873, p. 175) 
which, after granting permission and authority 
to "the People's Gas Light and Coke Company" 
to lay its gas mains, pipes, feeders and sewer 
pipes, in any of the streets, alleys, avenues, 
highways, public parks or squares in the city, 
"subject at all times, however, to the resolu- 
tions and ordinances of the Common Council 
of said city" proceeds as follows: '■'•Provided, 
that said company, when they shall open the 
ground to lay any pipe, or for any other pur- 
pose whatever, they shall restore the streets, 
pavements and sidewalks to a condition satis- 
factory to the city superintendent, with all 



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convenient dispatch, and no more of any street 
or alley shall be opened or encumbered at any 
one time or in any one place, nor shall any 
street or alley be suffered to remain open or 
encumbered i or a longer period than shall be 
strictly necessary to enable said company to 
proceed with their work; and said company 
shall be liable for all damages which may result 
from or by reason of opening or encumbering 
any street, alley or sidewalk in said City of 
Chicago; and provided further, that whenever 
said company shali desire to lay their pipes, or 
do other work in any of the principal streets 
of said city, before they commence doing so 
they shall consult the Mayor or City Superin- 
tendent of Public Works, and unless the Mayor 
or Superintendent consent to such work being- 
done at the particular time, they shall not pro- 
ceed with such work on any such principal 
street, without the express permission of the 
Common Council of said City of Chicago." 
This is a special ordinance; its provisions are 
not inconsistent with the revised ordinance of 
April 18, 1881, and it is, therefore, not repealed 
by the revised ordinance. It will be observed 
that by the terms of the ordinance, the com- 
pany is to be subject at all times, in laying its 
pipes, etc., to the resolutions and ordinances of 
the Council, and, also, that before proceeding 
to lay any pipes or do any work, in any of the 
principal streets of the city, the company must 
consult the Mayor or Superintendent of Public 
Works, and that unless the Mayor or Superin- 
tendent shall consent to the work being done 
at the particular time, the company cannot 
proceed, without the express permission of 
the Council. 

This settles the question as to principal 
streets. 

The president of the People's Gas Light and 
Coke Company has informed me, since your 
honorable body passed the order requesting 
this opinion, that it has been his custom to 
notify the Department of Public Works before 
proceeding to lay any pipes, and also to restore 
the streets to as good condition as formerly; 
and he expresses a willingness to continue to 
do so. 

There was an ordinance passed in 1866, pro- 
viding that neither the Chicago Gas Light and 
Coke Company nor the People's Gas Light and 
Coke Company, should lay any pipes in the 
streets, without ten days' written notice to the 
Board of Public Works. Law and Ord. 1883, p. 
120, Sec. 1. 

I presume that the companies complied with 
this ordinance down to the time when the 
Board of Public Works ceased to exist. The 
ordinance, however, is no longer applicable, 
there being no Board of Public Works, and I 
think farther legislation on the subject by the 
Council necessary. 

The legislation heretofore referred to in this 
opinion places beyond doubt the power of the 
Council to legislate on the subject, so far as 
the People's" Gas Light and Coke Company, 
and the Consumer's Gas, Fuel and Light Com- 
pany are concerned; and, in my opinion, like 
power may be exercised in relation to the Chi- 
cago Gas Light and Coke Company. It is true 
that the charter of the last-named company 
does not require the consent of the city as a 
. condition precedent to the laying dOAvn of 
pipes in the streets, but it is also true, as has 
been shown, that the charter of the company 
provided that, in laying its pipes, it shall not 
cause any permanent injury or damage to the 
streets, etc. It may be said that even though 
this provision had been omitted from.the char- 
ter of the company, the company would not 
have had the power, and could not with im- 
punity damage a public street or highway. The 
power to lay pipes in the streets does not in- 
clude the power to lay open the excavations 



made for that purpose, nor to leave the streets 
in a worse condition than betore the making of 
the excavations. It is a historical fact, suffi- 
ciently endorsed by legislation, that the city of 
Chicago was incorporated before the gas com- 
panies, and was vested by its charter with 
power to regulate and control the public streets, 
and although the legislature undoubtedly had 
power to authorize the Chicago Gas Light and 
Coke Company to lay its pipes in the streets, 
without the consent of the city, yet^the com- 
pany took the grant subject to such reasonable 
police regulations in respect to the streets as 
the city might, under its charter, see fit to 
adopt. 

As between the state and a private corpora- 
tion, the grant is to be construed most favor- 
ably for the state. " An act to incorporate the 
City of Chicago," approved March 4, 1837, and 
which was in force when the Chicago Gas 
Light and Coke Company was incorporated, 
contained the following: 

Section 37. "The said Common Council shall 
have the exclusive power to regulate, repair, 
amend and clear the streets and alleys of said 
city, bridges, side and crosswalks, and of open- 
ing said streets, and putting drains and sewers 
therein, and to prevent the incumbering of the 
same in any manner, and to protect the same 
from encroachments and injury. They shall 
also have power to direct and regulate the 
planting and preserving of ornamental trees 
in the streets of said city." 

This was the original charter of the city, and 
every charter since passed has contained simi- 
lar provisions. The present charter provides 
that the City Council shall have power to reg- 
elate the openings in the streets for the laying 
of gas or water mains and pipes and the build- 
ing and repairing of sewers, tunnels and drains 
and erecting gas lights, etc. 

Mun. Code, paragraphs 7th to 13th, in- 
clusive. 

I deem it unnecessary to discuss the subject 
farther, as I do not think that any respectable 
gas company will object to a regulation re- 
quiring notice to be given to the proper officer 
or department of the city, before proceeding 
to lay pipes, and requiring that after the lay- 
ing of the pipes, the street, alleys, avenues or 
public ground in which they may be laid shall 
be restored to as good condition as formerly, 
and to the satisfaction of the proper officer or 
department. I therefore recommend the pas- 
sage of a general ordinance on the subject, 
which will inclu*de all gas companies Avhich 
may lay pipes or mains in the city. 

Fr incis Adams, 
Corporation Counsel. 

The Department of Public Works submitted' 
a report and order authorizing W. F. Leland to 
place a boiler in the alley in the rear of the 
Leland hotel. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas -and nays as. 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham,Dixon,Sanders,Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Doerner, Hildretb, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34, 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passsd: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to grant War- 
ren F. Leland a permit to excavate for, and place 
and operate, a steam boiler in the east half of 
the alley in rear of their premises, situated on 
the west side of Michigan avenue, southwest 
corner of Jackson street, and known as the 
Leland hotel. Provided, however, said Leland 



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Btaall excavate and construct a vault as a re- 
ceptacle Eor said boiler in accordance with 
plans and specifications to be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and further, 
shall tile a bond in the sum of 810,000, to be ap- 
proved by said Commissioner, indemnifying 
and saving said city harmless from all dam- 
ages, cost or expense whatever by reason of 
excavatinsr and placing said boiler in said 
alley. 

ALSO, 

A report in answer to a resolution inquiring 
as to the construction of a sewer on West 
Indiana street, stating that the work on said 
sewer has been commenced. 

Aid. White moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A report in answer to a request for informa- 
tion as to water pipe on North California ave- 
nue, stating that such pipe would bring com- 
paratively no revenue to the city. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

Agreed to. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving Warren avenue, from Ogden aven- 
ue to Leavitt stx-eet, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving Ogden avenue, from West Madison 
street to West Randolph street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing Ewing place, from Robey 
street to Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Bui-ke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays —None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing LeMoyne street, from Robey 
street to Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Fens— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders,Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, W etherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sween- 
ey, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing Fowler street, from Ever- 
green avenue to Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon it passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing Evergreen avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Schack, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White,. Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing Robey street, from Bryson 
street to North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, . Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing Hoyne avenue, from Bry- 
son street to North avenue. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner. Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Colvin, Eisfeldt, Severin, Sulli- 
van, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing Park street from Evergreen 
avenue to Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading, 
and paving the alley, from Twentieth street to 
Twenty-second street, between Michigan ave- 
nue and Indiana avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Follansbee, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 



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[1883. 



Teas — Wiokersham,Dixon,Sanders,Appleton, 
Follaiisbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildieth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder. Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading- and pav- 
ing the alley from Harmon court to Sixteenth 
street, between Wabash and Michigan avenues. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foliansbee, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foliansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for grading and pav- 
ing the alley from Twelfth street to Fourteenth 
street, between Michigan avenue and Indiana 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sanders, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foliansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading and pav- 
ing the alley from West Washington street to 
Park avenue, between Ashland avenue and 
Paulina street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Marder, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foliansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Sev- 
erin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre —35. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading and pav- 
ing South Dearborn street, from Sixteenth 
street to Twenty-second street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foliansbee, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas - Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foliansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Dorner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for grading and pav- 
ing Marble place, from Clark street to Dear- 
born street. 



By 'unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wickersham, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton. Foliansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doernor, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Sev- 
erin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for two lamp posts 
on Irving avenue, from West Adams street to 
West Jackson street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hull, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, apple- 
ton, Foliansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin. 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. , 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Brown street from West Taylor street 
to West Twelfth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Lawler, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Foliansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for opening Rhodes 
avenue from its'present northern terminus to 
Thirty-first street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wetherell, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Foliansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, G aynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lvke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt. Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance establishing sidewalk 
space on Hurlbut street, from Belden avenue 
to Fullerton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Quinn, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Foliansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan. 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severn, Sween- 
ey, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1 . That the sidewalk space on Hurl- 
but street, from Belden avenue to Fullerton 



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avenue; be and the same is hereby established 
at eighteen (18) feet. 

SEC. 2. That all ordinances, or part of or- 
dinances, conflicting with this ordinance be and 
the snnie are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and alter its passage. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinace establishing sidewalk 
space on Warren avenue, from Ogden avenue 
to Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Marder, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham. Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Cliicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk space on War- 
ren avenue, from Ogden avenue to Ashland 
avenue, be and the same is hereby established 
at twenty-one (21) feet. 

Sec. 2. That all ordinances, or part of ordin- 
ances, conflicting with this ordinance be, and 
the same are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance, 
and annulling assessment for paving alley from 
West Harrison street to West Polk street, bet- 
ween Jefferson street and Law avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Lawler, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon,Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan,. 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled " an 
ordinance for the improvement of the alley, 
from West Harrison street to West Polk 
street, between Jefferson street and Law ave- 
nue," passed January 8, 1883, be and the same 
is hereby repealed; and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance 
confirmed March 21, 1883, Warrant 48i5, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller is hereby direct- 
ed to refund all moneys paid on account of 
said warrant 4815. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



ALSO. 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance 
and annulling assessment for planking alley 
from Dearborn avenue to North State street, 
between Michigan street and Illinois street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Manierre, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 



Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 
Nays— None. 

The following is ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled " An 
ordinance for the improvement of the alley 
from Dearborn avenue to North State street, 
between Michigan street and Illinois street, 
passed November 27, 1882, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance con- 
firmed March 14, 1883, Warrant 4761, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller is hereby di- 
rected to refund all moneys paid on account of 
said warrant 4761 . 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage, 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance 
for opening and widening Haynes' court from 
Archer avenue to Thirty -first street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wetherell, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre — 35. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled '.' An 
ordinance for opening and widening Haynes' 
court from Archer avenue to Thirty-first 
street," passed August 10, 1874, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Sec. a. That the- Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to dismiss and dis-. 
continue all proceedings in the Superior Court 
of Cook County in respect to said improve- 
ment. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

also, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordin- 
ance for opening Spring street, from its pre- 
sent southern terminus to West Twenty-second- 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Follansbee, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled "an 
ordinance for opening Spring street from its 
present southern terminus to West Twenty- 
second street," passed October 23, 1883, be and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

also. 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance 
and annulling assessment for paving Elm 



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street, from Rush street to the Lake Shore 
drive. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Geohegan, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham,Dixon,Sanders,Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Culler ton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinu, Eisfeldt,Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Clricago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled' "an 
ordinance for the improvement of Elm street, 
from Rush street to the Lake Shore drive," 
passed January 22, 18S3, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance con- 
firmed March 14, 1883, warrant 4808, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller is hereby di- 
rected to refund all moneys paid on account of 
Warrant 4808. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation and 
opening of part of alley in S 34 block 1, Asses- 
sor's Division of N. W. K and W. % of N. E. 34, 
Section 32, 39, 14. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sheridan, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas -Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the east 105 2-10 feet of the 
alley in S. %, block 1, Assessor's Division of N. 
W. 34 and W. y 2 of N- E. 34 of section 32. T 39, 
N. R., 14 E., as shown on the plat hereto at- 
tached marked " A," be and the same is hereby 
ordered vacated and closed, provided, however, 
that this ordinance shall not take effect until a 
new alley sixteen feet in width shall have been 
opened through said block from James street 
to Lancaster street, the east line thereof to be 
102 2-10 feet West of Laurel street, as shown on 
the plat hereto attached, marked " B,' and a 
plat of the same placed on public record. 

Sec. 2. That said new alley shall be opened 
and a plat of the same be placed on public 
record within thirty days from the passage of 
this ordinance, otherwise it shall be of no 
effect. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation and 
opening of alley in Block 33, section 19-39-14. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton. Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 



Nays— None. 




Th<t> following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it or dained by the City Council of the City of 
Chi cago: 

Section 1. That the west 107 feet of the 
alley in Block 33, Section 19, T. 39 N. R., 14 E M 
shown on the portion colored brown of the plat 
hereto attached be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed, provided, however, that 
this ordinance shall not take effect until the 
east 18 feet of lot 25 in said block 33, as 
shown on the portion colored red of the plat 
hereto attached, shall have been opened as a 
public alley and a plat of the same placed on 
public record. 

Sec. 2. That said new alley shall be opened 
and a plat of the same be placed on public record 
within thirty days from the passage of this or- 
dinance, otherwise it shall be of no effect. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of 
part of Cullerton court: 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton. Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaylor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 35. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the portions of Cullerton 
Court lying north of and adjoining lots 14 and 
28 sub-block 1, and lots 14 and 28, sub-block 2, all 
in re-subdivision of block 7, Charles C.Mowry's 
subdivision of E. of N. W. 34 and W. V 2 of N. 
E. K of Section 26, T. 39 N. R., 13, E., as shown 
on the plat hereto attached, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed. 

Sec, 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for sidewalk on 
the nort side of Blucher street, from Wood 
street to Lull place. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides Elk Grove 
street, from Wabaunsia avenue to Armitage 
avenue. 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for water service pipes on Evergreen 
avenue, from Robey street to Leavitt street. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Cali- 
fornia avenue, from West Kinzie street to 
West Van Buren street. 

Aid. Dalton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Wood 
Street, from Walnut street to West Van Buren 
street. 

Aid Hull moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Eighteenth street, from Brown street to West- 
ern avenue. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Oakley 
avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Hamburg- 
street. 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Union 
Park place, from West Lake street to Arbor 
place. 

Aid. Lyke moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Leavitt 
street, from West Division street to North 
avenue. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Wilcox 
street, from Western avenue to California 
avenue. 

Aid. Hull moved that the report be appro ved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Cottage 
Grove avenue, from Twenty-second street to 
Twenty-ninth street. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of West Lake 
street, from Elizabeth street to Ashland ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Simons moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Morgan 
street, from West Eighteenth street to West 
Twenty-second street. 



Aid. Doerner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Douglas 
avenue, from Ashland avenue to Archer ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Fifth 
avenue, from Twenty- sixth street to Thirty- 
third street. 

Aid. Burke moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Twenty-first street, from May street to Center 
avenue. 

Aid. Doerner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Johnson 
street, from West Sixteenth street to West 
Eighteenth street. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and thac the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Marsh- 
field street, from West Jackson street to West 
Twelfth street. 

Aid. Marder moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of York 
street, from Laflin street to Wood street. 

Aid. Hull moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion pre vailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners "to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Sacra- 
mento street, from West Washington street to 
West Kinzie street. 

Aid Hull moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

✓The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Francis- 
co street, from Fulton street to West Kinzie 
street. 

Aid. Marder moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Wash- 
tenaw avenue, from AVest Lake street to West 
Kinzie street. ^ . 

Aid. Lyke moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Hermit- 
age avenue, from West Jackson street to West 
Polk street. 

Aid. Harder moved that the report be -ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The rf port of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Wilmot 
avenue, from Hoyne avenue to Western ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Hull moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Califor- 
nia avenue, from West Twelfth street to Ogden 
avenue. , , , 

Aid. Harder moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Gurley 
street, from Blue Island avenue to Center 
avenue. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Hope 
street, from Blue Island avenue to Horgan 
street. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Hast- 
ings street, from Blue Island avenue to Wood 

Aid.' Lawler moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Lake street, from Canal street to Elizabeth 
street * 

Aid.' Walsh moved that the report be ap- 
proved and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Thomp- 
son street, from Leavitt street to Western 
avenue. 

Aid. Dalton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of LeHoyne 
street, from Robey street to Leavitt street. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Hiller 
street, from West Harrison street to West Tay- 
lor street. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on the south side of West 
Van Buren street, from California avenue to 
Albany avenue. 

Aid. Hull moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached bo 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirteenth 
place, from Waller street to Blue Island ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on the west side of Oakley 
avenue, from Hilwaukee avenue to Armitage 
avenue. 

Aid. Shack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Augusta 
street, from Hilwaukee avenue to Lincoln 
street. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion pi-evailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on the west side of Sher- 
man street, fromN. line, lot 23, bet. 99 S. S. Add. 
to Taylor street. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Ellis 



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avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seventh 
street. 

Aid. Foss moved that the report be approved 
and thai the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report ot the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Wood 
street, from West VanBuren street to West 
Twelfth street. 

Aid. Hull moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Western 
avenue, from West Kinzie street to West Chi- 
cago avenue. 

Aid Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Twenty-first street, from Fisk street to Morgan 
street. 

Aid. Doerner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Fourteenth street, from Wood street to West- 
ern avenue. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Warren 
avenue, from California avenue to Francisco 
street. 

Aid. Hull moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Forquer 
street, from Canal street to Halsted street. 

Aid. Purcell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Van 
Horn street, from Paulina street to Wood 
street* 

Aid. Marder moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Harrison street, from Center avenue to Ogden 
avenue. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for seventeen lamp posts on West 
Adams street, from Oakley avenue to Rock- 
well street. 

Aid. Hull moved that the report be approved, 
and the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for twenty-seven lamp posts on 
Elston avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to 
West Division street. 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for nine lamp posts on Oakley avenue, 
from West Madison street to West Lake street. 

Aid. Marder moved that the report be ap- 
provi d and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for two lamp posts on Curtis street, 
from West Lake street to Fulton street. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Inspectors of the House of Correction 
submitted their report for the quarter ending 
June 30, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the petition of the Chi- 
cago Historical Society, for remission of taxes, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented the petition of Lawrence 
Scooley for compensation for personal in- 
juries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented the petition of L. ft. 
Carswell for rebate of tax, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hildreth called up an ordinance for the 
vacation of an alley in Block 11, Ashland Ad- 
dition to Chicago, lost and reconsidered July 
23, 1883, 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Weatherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Geohegan, Manierre— 33. 

Nays— Colvin, Sullivan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

OHcago : 

Section 1. That the alley running east and 
west in McKay's re-subdivision of Block 11, 
Ashland Addition to Chicago, between lots 10 
to 16 on the south and lots 17 to 20 on the 
north in said block 11, as shown in the plat 
hereto attached, be and the same is hereby 
ordered vacated and closed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



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Aid. Wickersham presented an order for 
improvement of South Water street, from 
State street to Clark street; Dearborn street 
from Lake street to the Chicago river; Pacific 
avenue from Jackson street to Van Buren 
street, and Fifth avenue from Randolph street 
to the river with granite blocks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Sanders presented an order for paving 
the alley from Harrison street to Taylor street, 
between Clark street and Fourth avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an order for stone 
sidewalk on Prairie avenue, from Sixteenth 
street to Thirty-first street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an order to let con- 
tract for paving Vincennes avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Doerner presented a petition for re- 
moval of street cars from the corner of Hal- 
sted street and Canalport avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Riordan presented an order for repair of 
improved streets in the Seventh ward, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
AUeys, W. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution for im- 
provement of Congress street from Halsted 
street to Loomis street, and for sidewalk on 
said street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Walsh presented an order for lamps on 
West Ohio street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Bond presented an order for lamps on 
Monroe street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Marder presented an order for sidewalk 
on Winchester avenue, from Madison street to 
Jackson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Hull presented a petition for improve- 
ment of Avon place, from Hoyne avenue to 
Leavitt street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Dalton presented an order relating to 
special assessments, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Colvin presented the petition of M. C. & 
J. Duffy for permission to pave Elm street 
by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
AUeys, N. D. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an order for sidewalk 
on North Branch street from Halsted street to 
Division street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Sullivan moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of putting the order on its passage . 



The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing: 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Follansbee, Burke, 
Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, Gaynor, Simons, 
Hull, Schack, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sulli- 
van, Geohegan, Manierre— 17. 

Nays— Appleton, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Foley, White 1 
Walsh, Marder, Dalton, Lyke,Ryan,Eisfeldt— 16' 

• 

Aid. Geohegan presented an order relating to 
the expenditure of the money appropriated 
for completing the City Hall, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance relating to water rates, be now taken 
up. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the ordinance 
by striking out the words, "All ordinances, 
" parts of ordinances and orders of the City 
" Council contrary to or inconsistent with the 
"foregoing list and tariff of water rates are 
"hereby declared repealed," anri inserting in 
lieu thereof the words, "This ordinance shall 
" not be in force and take effect until the first 
" day of May, A. D. 1884, except the provision 
" relating to gas companies, contractors, and 
' others requiring water from the city supply. 
" which shall take effect and be in force from 
" and after its passage." 

The amendment Was adopted by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Appleton, Follansbee, 
Foss, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth 
Gaynor, Simons, Hull, Dalton. Lyke, Ryan' 
Quinn, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Mani- 
erre— 19. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Burke, Wetherell, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Foley, White 
Walsh, Bond, Marder, Shack, Eisfeldt, Colvin 
Severin— 16. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the private 
dwelling rates by inserting the words " and 
' privy vaults" after the words "water closets." 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Sullivan moved to amend the ordinance 
by providing that the rate for extra families 
shall be $2.50. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Lawler, Dalton, Schack, 
Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan— 7. 

Nays— Appleton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth 
Riordan, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Quinn, Eis- 
feldt, Colvin. Geohegan, Manierre— 25. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous ques- 
tion, and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the passage of the 
ordinance, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, ffildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell,.. Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: J 

TARIFF OE RATES. 

The minimum water assessment on each and 
every building fronting on any street, avenue or 
other public highway, in or through which any 
public water supply pipe is laid, shall be the 



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amount respectively specified hereinafter as 
Kn nit age Rates, and for special uses of water 
such rates in addition as are hereinafter named. 
^Provided, however, That when the supply of 
water to any building or premises is wholly 
controlled by meter the said building or prem- 
ises shall be assessed by meter measurement 
only irrespective of the number and character 
of the fixtures, or the special uses for which 
the water may be used, and 

Provided, further, That in no case shall any 
building or premises supplied through meter 
pay less per annum than the amount prescribed 
for said building or premises by 

FRONTAGE RATES. 



FRONT WIDTH 
OF 

BUILDING. 



FRONTAGE RATES PER ANNUM. 
STORIES IN HEIGHT OF 
BUILDINGS. 



12 feet 

over 12 

" 15 

" 18 

" 21 

" 24 

" 27 

" 30 

" 33 

" 36 

41 40 

" 44 

" 48 

" 52 

" 57 

" 62 

" 67 

" 72 

" 77 

" 82 



and less, 
to 15 feet 
" 18 
" 21 
" 24 
" 27 
" 30 
" 33 
" 36 
" 40 
" 44 
" 48 
" 52 
" 56 
" 62 
" 67 
" 72 
" 77 
" 82 
" 87 



One. 



Two. Three Four 



50 11 



50120 



Five. I Six 



9 00 

10 00 

11 00 

12 00 

13 00 

14 00 

15 00 

16 00 

17 00 

18 00 

19 00 

20 00 

21 00 

22 00 

23 00 

24 00 

25 00 

26 00 

27 00 

28 00 



10 50 

11 5° 

12 5« 

13 5° 

14 50 

15 50 

16 50 

17 50 

18 50 

19 50 

20 50 

21 50 

22 50 

23 50 

24 50 

25 50 

26 50 

27 50 

28 50 

29 50 



Larger buildings in proportion. 

All basements and attics containing one or 
more finished rooms shall be deemed and esti- 
mated as additional stories; modern flats, or 
family hotels occupied by more than one inde- 
pendent family, shall be charged for each ad- 
ditional family three (3) dollars per annum; 
ordinary dwellings, occupied by more than two 
families, same rates. 

In addition to the above scale of frontage 
rates and for special water fixtures in each 
dwelling the rates as hereinafter specified. 

Independent vacant lots supplied with water 
through one faucet shall be assessed not less 
than three (3) dollars per annum, and for any 
additional water fixtures the same rates as here- 
inafter specified for like fixtures. 

PRIVATE DWELLING RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

A family may consist of any number of per- 
sons not to exceed twelve (12), including all 
children, boarders, employes and servants,each 
person in excess of that number shall be as- 
sessed fifty (50) cents per annum. 

The rate for special water fixtures shall be as 
follows: 

Bathing tubs in private dwelling houses 
only, beyond one, each, per annum $3.00 

Water closets and privy vaults in private 
dwelling houses only, beyond one, each 
per. annum 3.00 

Urinals, each per annum 1.00 

"Wash hand basins with faucets, beyond 
one, each per annum 1.00 

Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed. .05 

Green houses attached to private dwellings 
each $2.00 to 6.00 

Each hose used for sprinkling or wash- 
ing walks, windows and like purposes. . . 3.00 
Hose shall not be used for the purposes 

above specified, except during the hours from 



6 to 7 o'clock a. m., and between the hours from 
6 to 8 o'clock p. m., whether said water is con- 
trolled by meter or not, nor shall the water be 
used through hose for benefit of adjacent lots, 
except the same is controlled by meter. 

Out buildings, rear buildings or buildings on 
alleys supplied with water and occupied by one 
or more families, shall be subject to the rates 
above specified for special water fixtures. 
When any portion of such buildings are occu- 
pied for sleeping rooms only by more than 
two lodgers, the assessment for each additional 
lodger shall be fifty (50) cents per annum, and 
for special rate water fixtures, dwelling house 
rates. 

CLASS II. 

BOARDING HOUSE RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates boarding 
houses occupied by not more than twelve (12) 
pei-sons shall be assessed private dwelling rates. 
For each and every boarder or other person 
in excess of such number, fifty (50) cents per an- 
num shall be charged. 

Boarding houses which furnish accommoda- 
tion for day or lodging boarders in excess of 
twelve (12) persons shall be assessed for special 
water fixtures as follows : 

Bath tub, each per annum $3.00 

Water closets, each per annum 3.00 

Wash hand basins with faucet, each per 

annum 1.00 

Fixed laundry tubs in excess of three (3), 

per annum 1.50 

Boarding houses selling wine or liquors on 

premises, extra, per annum 5.00 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and conditions for 
use of water'in boarding houses shall be the 
same as prescribed elsewhere for similar pur- 
poses. 

CLASS III. 

HOTEL AND TAVERN RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

From one room to twelve inclusive the same 
rates as for boarding houses, thence for each 
additional room per annum $1.00. 

For special water fixtures the following 
rates : 

Bath tubs, each per annum $3.00 

Wash hand basins, each per annum 1.00 

Steam engines, per horse power, per annum 4.00 

Water closets, each per annum 3.00 

Urinals, per annum 1.50 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 
Fixed laundry tubs, in excess of three, 

each per annum. $2.00 

Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed.. .05 
Saloon bars connected with hotels or tav- 
erns, saloon rates. 

Any of the above named fixtures open to 
general or promiscuous use shall be assessed 
at public rates. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and conditions for 
use of water shall be the same as prescribed 
elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS IV. 

BLOCK OR OFFICE BUILDING RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

Each 20 feet front and not exceeding 12 
rooms therein shall be included in regular 
frontage rates. 

For each room in excess of that number oc- 
cupied for office purposes, per annum, $1.00. 

For special water fixtures as follows: 

Steam engines, per horse power $4.00 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 

Bath tubs, each $2.00 

Wash hand basins, each 1.00 

Water closets, each 2.50 

Urinals, each 1.50 

Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed.. .05 



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The above named fixtures on premises occu- 
pied by a family shall be assessed private 
dwelling rates, and when open to general or 
promiscuous use the same shall be assessed 
public rates. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates tor special fixtures and conditions for 
the use of water in and about the above desig- 
nated buildings shall be the same as prescribed 
elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS V. 

STORES AND BUSINESS PREMISES RATES. 

Each building, or part thereof, occupied as a 
store, show room, bank, theatre, warehouse, 
factory or shop where not to exceed ten (10) 
persons are employed, shall be assessed in ad- 
dition to regular frontage rates on said 
building twenty-five (25) cents per annum for 
each additional person, and the rates for spec- 
ial water fixtures shall be as follows: 
Wash hand basins or sinks, each faucet 

per annum $2.50 

Water closets, per annum 3.50 

Urinals, per annum 1.50 

Steam engines, per horse power 4.00 

Hydraulic engines, meter measurement. 
Steam heating, per ton of coal consumed.. .05 

All fixtures open to general or promiscuous 
use shall be assessed at public rates. 

Each family occupying any portion of either 
of the above designated buildings shall be 
assessed private dwelling rates. 

For all purposes other than above specified 
the rates for special fixtures and condition for 
the use of water shall be the same as prescribed 
elsewhere for similar purposes. 

CLASS VI. 

SALOON RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

DRINKING 

Shall be assessed for general and special 
water fixtures as f ollows : 

When there is no water faucet or other wa- 
ter fixture on saloon premises. 

For use of bar, per annum $3.00 

When there is one or two faucets for use 

of bar 5.00 

Each additional faucet or the equivalent 

for same, over two for use of bar 2.00 

Water closets, each 3.50 

Urinals, each 1.50 

Hydraulic pumps, each $2.00 to 5.00 

Horse watering troughs on sidewalk, in 

use not to exceed eight months, each. . . . 5.00 
Hose for sprinkling, washing windows, etc. $3.00 
Bars in groceries, or other establishments 5.00 

ICE CREAM. 

Without bars each table, 4 to 6 persons, per 

annnm $.50 

Larger tables proportionate rates. 

With bar or other fixtures, drinking saloon 

rates additional. 

RESTAURANTS, EATING HOUSES, CLUB 
ROOMS, ETC. 

Without bars, each table of 4 to 6 persons, 

per annum $1.00 

Larger tables proportionate rates. 

With bars or other fixtures drinking saloon 

rates additional. 

BILLIARD ROOMS, BOWLING ALLEYS, SHOOTING 
GALLERIES AND LIKE ESTABLISHMENTS. 

In addition to frontage rates, without 

bars, each per annum $3.00 

With bars or other fixtures drinking saloon 

rates additional. 

SODA WATER FOUNTAINS 

Each per annum $3.00 

When dwellings are connected with saloons 
each family shall be assessed private dwelling 
rates. 



For all special fixtures same rates as pre- 
scribed elsewhere for similar purposes. 
CLASS VII. 

STABLE RATES. 

Buildings fronting on any street used as pub- 
lic stables shall be assessed frontage rates and 
in addition thereto for special uses of water as 
follows : 

LIVERY, SALE AND BOARDING STABLES. 

For average number of stalls in use, in- 
cluding the washing by hand of wheeled 
vehicles, each per annum $2.00 

Vehicles washed by hose, additional per 
annum 1.50 

CLUB STABLES. 

Horses and mules, including washing vehi- 
cles, by hand, each per annum .$2.00 

Vehicles when washed by hose, additional 
per annum 1.25 

More than one cow, each per annum 75 

CAR AND OMNIBUS STABLES. 

For average number of horses or mules 
including washing vehicles by hand, 

each per annum $2.50 

Washing vehicles with hose, additional . . . 2.00 

More than one cow 75 

Street railway or other water- ) nn . ^ 
ing stations, each f $25.00 to $150.00 

TRUCK AND CART STABLES. 

For horses and mules, each $1.00 

More than one cow 75 

For hose used for stable purposes only 3.00 

PRIVATE STABLES. 

Fronting on alleys or located on rear of lots 
when supplied with water will be exempt from 
frontage rates, but shall be assessed as follows: 
For horses and mules, including washing 

vehicles, each per annum $2.00 

More than one cow 75 

Such portions of any stable building used or 
occupied by a family shall be respectively 
assessed private dwelling rates. 

COW STABLES. 

Average number of cows, each per an- 
num $0.75 

Hose, for stable use only, each per an- 
num $3.00 to 10.00 

All fixtures in and about any stable for other 
uses shall be assessed at the same rates as else- 
where for similar purposes. 

CLASS VIII. 

PUBLIC BATHING ESTABLISHMENT RATES. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

Bath tubs, each per annum $6.00 

Wash hands basin, each per annum 1.50 

Water closets, each per annum 3.00 

Urinals, each per annum 1.00 

Fixed laundry tubs, each per annum 1.75 

BARBER SHOPS. 

In addition to frontage rates. 

Bath tubs, each per annum $6.00 

Wash hand basins, each per annum 1.50 

Water closets, each per annum. 3.00 

Urinals, each per annum 1.00 

Fixed laundry tubs, each per annum 1.75 

CLASS IX. 

FOUNTAIN RATES. 

Each jet not to exceed one sixteenth 

of an inch per annum $ 5.00 

Each jet not to excee<l one eighth of an 

inch, per annum 20.00 

Each jet not to exceed one quarter of inch 

per annum 50.00 

Vegetable fountains, per annum 5.00 

Automatic lawn sprinklers, per annum . . 1.00 
Aquariums with water connections, $2.00 to 10.00 

The above named fixtures except aquar- 
iums shall not be used to exceed four months 
during the year nor to exceed an average of 
four hours per day for each period. 



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No fountain shall be permitted on any prem- 
ises where the water is not taken for other 
purposes, and to an extent suiheient for those 
purposes; and if the water from the jet or 
fountain shall be allowed to flow into premises 
adjacent to or in the neighborhood where it 
may be used for other purposes, the supply 
shall be stopped and the amount of payment 
forfeited. 

CLASS X, PUBLIC RATES. 

CLASS XI. 

MISCELLANEOUS RATES IN ADDITION TO 
FRONTAGE RATES. 

Bakeries per bbl of flour or meal used ... 01 

Building- purposes each 1,000 brick 05 

" " " cord of stone 06 

" " cubic yard of 

concrete 02 

" " " 100 square yards 

plastering- — 15 

Bolt heading machines each per annum 2.00 

Bottling establishments, meter measure- 
ment, or each $3.00 to 10.00 

Church organ motors, meter measurement. 

Chemical laboratories, meter measure- 
ment, or each, per annum $3.00 to 12.00 

Cooperage, meter measurement, or each, 
per annum $3.00 to 10.00 

Convents, private dwelling rates. 

Club rooms, each per annum $ 3.00 to 6.00 

Cells in jails, including inmates, each — 1.00 

Fish stalls 1.50 

Fish packing $10.00 to 100.00 

Fire department buildings each per an- 
num, private dwelling rates. 

Fire patrol buildings each per annum, 
private dwelling rates. 

Foundries, each per annum, same rates 
as prescribed in class V. 

Foundries, for use of each hose per an- 
num 4.00 

Forges, Blacksmith " 1.50 

" power hammers " 5.00 

Gardens, flower and vegetable, sprinkled 
with hose, each 1,000 square feet per 
annum 3.00 

Hydraulic motors for elevators, each per 
annum, meter measurement. 

Hydraulic or gas motors for elevators, 
small, each per annum. t4.00 to 12.00 

Gang saws in stone yards, each per an- 
num $10.00 to 50.00 

Hospitals, private, private dwelling rates. 

Meat stalls, each per annum 1.00 

Milk depots and dairys, each per annum 
rs.00 to 10.' 

Medical colleges, business rates, class V. 

Photograph galleries, each per annum, 

t3.00 to 10.00 

Public laundry tubs, each, per annum . . . 3.00 

Police stables, private dwelling rates. 

Public halls, each per annum 5.00 

" fixtures for special use of 
water, private dwelling rates. 

Schools, boarding, boarding house rates. 

School, swimming, meter measurement or es- 
timated rates. 

Silver plating establishments, each per an- 
num $3.00 to 10.00 

Steam engines in operation 10 hours per 
day or less, per hoi-se power $4.00 

Steam engines in operation over 10 hours per 
day a proportionate amount per horse power. 

Steam heating apparatus, for each ton of 
coal consumed $ .05 

Segar manufacturers, each per an- 
num $3.00 to 10.00 

Street sprinkling, each tub per month. . . .$25.00 

Tobacco factories, each per annum $3.00 to 6.00 

Telegraph and telephone battery rooms, 
each per annum $5.00 to 20.00 

Urinal troughs having number of jets, 
each, per annum $3.00 to 15.00 



The above rates are for the general use of 
water for the purposes specified; Avhen special 
fixtures are in use on any premises the rates and 
conditions for such special use of water shall 
be the same as prescribed elsewhere for similar 
purposes. 

In all cases where any premises wholly con- 
trolled by meter 

Meter rates only shall apply instead of the 
above enumerated rates. 

CLASS XII. 

METER MEASUREMENT RATE. 

For each one thousand gallons of water used 
on each independent premises measured and 
registered by meter up to and not exceeding 
one hundred and sixty-five thousand gallons 
per month ten (10) cents per thousand. For 
each one thousand gallons measured in like 
manner, in excess of 165,000 permonth eight (8) 
cents per thousand gallons. 

Provided, That in no case shall premises sup- 
plied through meter pay a less rate than the 
per annum frontage rates imposed upon like 
premises not controlled by meter. 

If a meter at any time fails to register the 
quantity of water, the quantity shall be 
determined, and the charge made based 
on the average quantity registered dur- 
ing such preceding period of time prior to 
the date of failure, as the Commissioner of 
Public Works may direct. No deductions will 
be made from the bills on account of leakage. 
Bills for meter rates are due and payable 
monthly. If not paid within fifteen (15) days 
after date of bills the supply of water will be 
stopped until all arrearages and the cost of 
shutting off are paid. For all water used contin- 
uously for any temporary purpose not other- 
wise specified, the quantity shall be estimated 
and the rates shall be three (3) cents per hun- 
dred gallons for 500 up to 5,000 gallons per day. 
For 6,000 to 10,000 gallons inclusive per day used 
at any one time for temporary purposes, the 
rate shall be two (2) cents for each and every 
one hundred gallons, which rates shall be paid 
in advance. 

The daily use of large quantities of water for 
permanent purposes shall be subject to con- 
trol by meter only. All meters shall be fur- 
nished, connected with the premises, and be 
maintained at the cost of the water taker, and 
shall be attached at request of owner or by order 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Gas companies, contractors and others re- 
quiring water from the city supply, for pudd- 
ling trenches, ditches, streets, or for other 
purposes incident to public or private work or 
improvement or otherwise, shall make appli- 
cation for a permit for use of the water and 
pay for the same, such rates as are herein- 
before prescribed, said water to be used only 
upon such conditions and under such restric- 
tions as may be imposed by the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

CLASS XIII. 

MANUFACTORY RATES. 

All manufactories or other establishments 
using large quantities of water not specially 
embraced in the tariff of rates as: 

Breweries, 

Book-binders, 

Brick yards, 

Condensing water for steam engines, 
^Confectioners, 
Distilleries, 

Dye houses and scouring, 
Hydraulic elevators, 
Hat factories, 
Malt houses, 
Printing offices, 
Packing houses, 

Public hospitals and other public institutions 
and buildings, 



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R. R. engine and round houses, 

R. R. passenger and freight depots, 

Rectifying- establishments, 

Rendering, 

Slaughtering houses, 

Sugar refineries, 

Steamboats, 

Soap factories, 

Soda and other prepared water factories, 

Tugs, 

Tanneries, 

Vinegar factories, 

Wool washing, etc,- shall be controlled by 
water meters, or assessed such rates for gen- 
eral uses of water, and for all fixtures for 
special use of water as are prescribed elsewhere 
for similar purposes. 

For purposes not specified in the foregoing 
tariff of rates, and for peculiar or extraordin- 
ary purposes, the rates and conditions for the 
use of water shall be subject to special permit 
and contract by and with the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

This ordinance shall not be in force and take 
effect until the first day of May, A. D. 1884, ex- 
cept the provisions relating to gas companies, 
contractors and others requiring water from 
the city supply, which shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on settlement with the 
county, on account of the Reform School 
grounds, deferred and published July 2, 1883. 

Aid. Geohegan moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Appleton, Foss, Wether- 
ell, Burke, Cullerton, Doerner, Riordan, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre.— 28. 
Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Follansbee, 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and they are hereby authorized to negotiate 
with the Ccunty of Cook and accept so much 
of Block 2, Reform School grounds, at the 
price fixed per lot by the County Board in lieu 
of and in full payment of the city's claim of 
$50,000 on the Reform School ground, and to 
execute the necessary papers to carry the same 
into effect ; providing, however, if in their dis- 
cretion they should deem it to be for the best 
interest of the city to settle with the county 
upon the basis proposed by the County Com- 
missioners. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Wharves and Public Grounds, an or- 
der to lease Atwood place farm, deferred July 
23, 1883. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hil- 
dreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Foley, White, Walsh, Simons, Hull, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Sweeney, Sulli- 
van, Geohegan— 26. 

Nays— Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Bond, 
Marder, Manierre— 6. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and are hereby instructed to make a lease of 
the Atwood place farm for a term of 'five years 
to Cornelius Sullivan at a rental of $2.50 per 
acre per annum, said lease to expire and pos- 
session be given to the city at any time when 
the city shall sell said property. 



The Clerk presented an ordinance remitting 
water taxes, etc., laid over and published July 
15, 1883. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Simons, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Shack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, » Sullivan, 
Geohegan, Manierre— 27. 

Nays— Wickersham, Follansbee, Foss, Weth- 
erell, Walsh, Simons, Marder— 7. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works may and he is hereby directed and in- 
structed to remit and cancel all water tax and 
rates heretofore levied and assessed, or which 
may hereafter be levied or assessed,against any 
and all charitable and educational institutions 
within the city of Chicago which are not conduct- 
ed and carried on for the purpose of private gain 
or profit : Provided, That the said Commissioner 
may require every application for a rebate or 
remission of said water tax or rates to be veri- 
fied by the affidavit of one or more taxpayers 
of the city of Chicago : And provided further. 
That nothing herein shall be construed into a 
remission or repayment of any water tax or 
rate against any such institution which has al- 
ready paid any such water tax or rate. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Licenses an ordinance amending 
saloon ordinance, deferred and published July 
23, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water, an order to cut tel- 
egraph wires, concurred in July 23, and motion 
to reconsider entered. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be laid over 
temporarily. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Riordan, 
Foley, Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Sullivan Manierre— 20. 

Nays— Wetherell, Doerner, Lawler, Purcell, 
White, Walsh, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Geohegan— 12. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Railroads, an ordinance relating to 
steel railways, deferred July 23, 1883. 

Aid. Colvin moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

Aid. Follansbee moved to amend the ordin- 
ance by striking out all relating to $50 license 
fee, and inserting a proviso that the companies 
shall pay to the city one-tenth of their gross 
receipts. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to amend Section 4 
by prefixing the following before the words 
" the license," in the first line: 

" Said railway companies shall each respec- 
" tively, within thirty days from the passage 
" hereof, pay into the city treasury a sum of 
"money equal to twenty-five dollars per car per 
" annum for each car used by said companies 
" respectively, from the first day of April, 1878, 
" to the first day of August, 1883, to be com- 
" puted as provided in Section 1 of this ordin- 
" ance and such payment, and," so that 
Section 4 will, as amended, read as follows : 



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Section 4. Said railway companies shall 
each respectively, w ithin thirty days from the 
passage hereof* pay into the city treasury a 
sum of money equal to twenty-five dollars per 
car, per annum for each car used by said com- 
panies respectively, from the fh-st day of 
April, 1878, to the first day of August, 1883, to 
be computed as provided in Section 1 of the 
ordinance, and such payment and the license 
fee herein fixed shall be in lieu of all other 
license fees to be paid by each of said compan- 
ies, and all other taxes, excepting taxes upon 
the property of said companies respectively, 
and all ordinances heretofore passed requiring 
said companies to pay license lees are repealed, 
and said railway companies and all other per- 
sons are hereby discharged from all liability 
upon any bonds given to said city in any pro- 
ceeding involving the validity of said ordin- 
ance. 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend section 1 by 
striking- out the word "ready," in the twenty- 
sixth line, and inserting the word " made " in 
lieu thereof, as suggested by the Mayor. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend section lby in- 
serting after the word " Comptroller," in the 
twenty-third line, the words " twelve dollars 
" and fifty cents for each car to be ascertained 
" as prescribed by this section," as suggested 
by the Mayor. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend section 1 bv 
striking out the words, "the amount so shown 
to be due the city as such license fee." 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend section 2 by 
striking out all from and including the word 
"agreed "in the twenty-second line and the 
including the Avord " company" in the twenty- 
third line, and inserting in lieu thereof the 
words "authorized by the City Council of said 
city," as suggested by the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend section 3 by 
adding at the end thereof the words: "It is 
expressly understood, however, that the 
remedy on said bonds or any of them, shall be 
considered as merely cumulative, and that the 
said city may, notwithstanding the execution 
of said bonds, or any of them, have the same 
remedies against each of said companies as it 
would or might have if no such bond were ex- 
ecuted," as suggestsd by the Mayor. 

The amendment was agreed to. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend section 1 by 
inserting after the word "other" the word 
"Chief." 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend section 4 by 
inserting the Avord " such" after the word " ex- 
cepting" and inserting after the woid "re- 
spectively" the words " as are or may be au- 
thorized by general law of the legislature," 
and by adding after the word " ordinances" the 
words "provided, however, that the said rail- 
road company shall pay all costs incurred in all 
suits between the said railway companies and 
each of them and the City of Chicago, or be- 
tween the owners of stock or stockholders of 
said railway companies and each of them and 
the City of Chicago, and said railroad com- 
panies, or any of them, involving the question 
of the validity of a certain ordinance of said 
city, passed March 18, 1878, imposing an annual 
license fee of $50 upon each car operated and 
run, or pi*oposed to be operated and run, by 
any person, firm or corporation engaged in the 
occupation of operating and running street 
cars for the conveyance of passengers upon 
any line of horse or citv railway within the 
City of Chicago, and shall also pay all the fees 
of the solicitors of the City of Chicago in and 



concerning said litigation," as suggested by the 
Mayor. 

The amendment was agreed to. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 30. 

Nays— Follansbee, Foss,Wetherell, Purcell— 4. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That each one of the corpora- 
tions known as the Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany, the North Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany and the Chicago West Division Railway 
Company shall pay into the city treasury of the 
city of Chicago, for the use of said city, the 
sum of $50, as an annual license fee, for each 
and every car used by such companies, re- 
spectively, in the manner following: In comput- 
ing the number of cars upon which such license 
charge may be imposed, thirteen round trips, 
when a car is used in the transportation of pas- 
sengers, shall be taken as equivalent to one 
day's use of one car. One-thirteenth of ^uch 
round trips during each quarter shall be di- 
vided by the number of days in such quarter; 
such quotient shall be the number of cars sub- 
ject to such license fee. The president or other 
chief officer of each company shall, under oath, 
make a report quarter yearly to the Comptrol- 
ler of the city of the whole number of cars so 
run by said company, and at the same time pay 
to said Comptroller $12.50 for each car, to be 
ascertained as prescribed by this section. The 
first quarter shall end the last day of October 
next, and the report shall be made within ten 
days after the end of each quarter. 

Sec. '-4. Each one of said railway companies 
shall hereafter, as respects the filling, grading, 
paving, or otherwise improving or repairing 
the streets or parts of streets upon which it has 
constructed its railways, or any of them, fill, 
grade, pave, and keep in good repair during all 
of the time the privilege of using the said 
streets, or parts of streets, shall extend 
eight feet in width where a single track is 
used, or sixteen feet in width where a double 
track is used, the said eight or sixteen feet to 
include the railway track or tracks, in accord- 
ance with such ordinance as the City Council 
may pass respecting such filling, grading, pav- 
ing, or repairing, and the same shall be done by 
the railway companies with like material, in 
lite manner, and at the same time as required 
as to the rest of said street not embraced in 
the eight or sixteen feet in width, except that 
it may use stone as now authorized or such 
other material as may hereafter be authorized 
by the City Council of said city for the space be- 
tween the rails of each track and as respects 
the crossing of the tracks of any one or more 
of said companies over a bridge or viaduct, or 
approaches thereto, and the construction, im- 
provement, or repair of the same, such com- 
pany shall only be required to plank, pave, and 
keep in good repair the space occupied by its 
track ; the planking or paving to be done in 
the manner to be agreed upon between the 
said company and the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Sec. 3. Each of said companies shall execute 
to the city a bond in the penal sum of $50,000, 
with a condition that if said company shall 
faithfully comply with this ordinance then said 
bond shall be void, otherwise to remain in full 
force and effect, It is expressly understood, 
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of them, shall be considered as merely cumu- 
lative, and that the said city may, notwith- 
standing' the execution of said bonds or any of 
them, have the same remedies against each of 
said companies as it would or might have if no 
such bonds were executed. 

Sec. 4. Said railway companies shall each re- 
spectively, within thirty days from the passage 
hereof, pay into the city treasury a sum of 
money equal to £25 per car per annum for each 
car used by said companies, respectively, from 
the first day of April, 1878, to the first day of 
August, 1883, to be computed and verified as 
provided in section 1 of this ordinance, and 
such payment and the license fee herein fixed 
shall be in lieu of all other license fees to be 
paid by each of said companies, and all other 
taxes excepting such taxes upon the property 
of said companies respectively, as are or may 
be authorized by general law of the legislature; 
and all ordinances heretofore passed requiring 
said companies to pay license fees are hereby 
repealed, and said railway companies and ail 
other persons are hereby discharged from all 
liability upon any bonds given to said city in 
any proceeding involving the validity of said 
ordinance: Provided, however, That the said 
railway companies shall pay all costs incurred 
in all suits between the said railway companies, 
and each of them, and the city of Chicago, or 
between the owners of stock or stockholders 
of said railway companies, and each of them, 
and the city of Chicago, and said railway com- 
panies,or any of them, involving the question of 
the validity of a certain ordinance of said city 
passed March 18, 1878, imposing an annual li- 
cense fee of $50 upon each car operated and 
run, or proposed to be operated and run by 
any person, firm, or corporation engaged in the 
occupation of operating and running street- 
cars for the conveyance of passengers upon 
any line of horse or city railway within the 
City of Chicago, and shall also pay all the fees 
of the solicitors of the City of Chicago in and 
concerning said litigation. - 

Sec. 5. In consideration of the acceptance by 
said companies of this ordinance and the seve- 
ral oovenants and undertakings herein men- 
tioned, on behalf of the several city railway 
companies mentioned herein, and the execu- 
tion of the said bonds, permission and author- 
ity is hereby given to the several railway com- 
panies herein mentioned respectively to use 
and operate for twenty years from the passage 
hereof the several railways now used or ope- 
rated by said companies or either of them, or 
now authorized to be used and operated; but 
nothing in this section contained, or the ac- 



I ceptance hereof, shall in any manner impair 
change, or alter the existing rights, duties and 
obligations of the city or of said companies, 
respectively, from and after the expiration 
of the said term of years hereinbefore men- 
tioned 

Skc. 6. This ordinance shall take effect when 
all of said railway companies shall accept the 
same and execute the bonds hereinbefore men- 
tioned, and file the same in the office of the 
City Comptroller. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

Aid. Hildrech moved to lay the motion of 
Aid. Cullerton on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hil- 
dreth, Riordan, Lawler. Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Dalton,Lyke,Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sul- 
livan, Geohegan, Manierre— 29. 

Nays —Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Purcell, 
Walsh, Marder— 6. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Railroads an ordinance for side track 
across Twentieth street, deferred June 15th, 
1883. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be 
placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on petition 
for repeal of ordinance for sidewalk on West- 
ern avenue from Thirty-first street to Illinois 
and Michigan canal, deferred July 23d, 1883. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Follansbee, 
Foss, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Gay- 
nor, Foley, Bond. Marder, Hull, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sul- 
livan, Geohegan— 23. 

Nays— Wickersham, Wetherell, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, White, Walsh, Simons, 
Dalton, Lyke. Manierre— 12. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOHN G. NEUMEISTER, 
City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



-A.XJG-XJST e 3 1883. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Wickersham. Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth. Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Si- 
mons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, and Manierre. 

Absent— Alderman Shorey and Bond. 

MINUTES. 

Ald.Geohegan moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 30th, 1883, be ap- 
proved without being read.. . 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
releases from the House of Correction during 
the week ending August 4th, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, I 
Chicago, Aug. 6, 1883. f 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen: You passed, July 30th last, 
"an ordinance concerning street railways in 
the City of Chicago." As finally passed it con- 
tained amendments suggested by myself, the 
adoption of which, I intimated to my friends of 
the measure, would make it acceptable. This 
intimation was read in good faith; I regret, 
however, the necessity of stating that, on a 
more close and critical .examination, I found 
that, as construed by me, I could not approve 



the act, nor permit it to become a law by non- 
action. 

I therefore now explain to you the nature of 
my objections and what I have done in the 
premises, and ask your approval of the same. 
You are all aware that I scrupulously refrain 
from interfering with your legislative action. 
I believe that good government requires that 
the executive and legislative departments of 
the city, should be as much as possible, inde- 
pendent of each other, and not interfere one 
with the other, except as suggested by the 
charter. On this account I ordinarily do not 
critically examine ordinances until they come 
to me for approval. 

The questions in dispute between the city 
and the street railway companies have been of 
so grave a nature, however, that I have for a 
long time given them close study,and was anx- 
ious to arrive at some compromise with them. 
My reasons for this I will state later herein. 

On Saturday week the Corporation Counsel 
informed me of the necessity of his being ab- 
sent from the city for some days. I had just 
heard that the railroad ordinance would prob- 
ably come up on the following Monday. I 
asked him to examine its form and gave him 
amendments to the substance which I wished 
him to put in shape. It is due him to state that 
he was very busy on important matters,and was 
forced to act more hastily than is his custom. 
On Sunday he sent me the ordinance and the 
amendments. I had no time to review them 
carefully. Monday evening I was told that the 
ordinance, with the Wickersham amendment, 
would pass by a large vote. I stated to Alder- 
men that I had amendments, which were in- 
dispensable to me. These on request I sub- 
mitted from the Chair. The next day I studied 
the whole measure with great care, and reach- 
ed the conclusion that the 5th section could be 



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construed as a new grant, ;md that there was 
nowhere in the ordinance any provision keep- 
ing alive the limitations and supurvisory con- 
trol of the City Council, embodied in prior 
railroad ordinances. For example, prior ordi- 
nances, expressly or by reference to others, 
restrained the railroads from charging- over 
five cents fare to a passenger. This one does 
not. It is true a State law says that should a 
contract be entered into between the city and 
the railroad companies allowing the latter to 
charge more than five cents, then the Council 
could again by ordinance reduce such charge. 
This ordinance leaves the railroads free to 
make such charge as they may wish and affirm- 
ative action therefore on the part of the Coun- 
cil would be necessary to strain them. 

Again, prior ordinances reserve to the Coun- 
cil the right to determine the speed and num- 
ber of cars necessary for the convenience of 
the people. This ordinance reserves no such 
right. 

There are other conditions and limitations in 
prior ordinances, not necessary here to name 
and not reserved by this measure. You in- 
tended no such grant; for I am sure that you, 
as well as 1, thought you were simply giving 
an extension of time for the operation of the 
various lines, and as so extended, all the pro- 
visions of the several ordinances authorizing 
such lines were to be in full force. 

Immediately on Mr. Adams' return, I sub- 
mitted my interpretation of this ordinance to 
him. After careful examination, he admitted 
that my fears were well grounded, but said he 
thouaht that the courts would hold this as a 
mere'extension subject to the prior ordinan- 
ces. He, however, held that the questions 
were so important and the uncertainty so 
great, that it would be my duty to have the 
matter settled, or to return to you the ordi- 
nance without my approval and to have it 
amended. 

I directed him at once to prepare the amend- 
ment. While this was being done, Mr. Turner, 
president of the North Division railroad, came 
to me to learn if I could not sign the ordinance 
so that he could at once prepare for his sum- 
mer vacation. I frankly made known my 
doubts and informed him I should be forced 
to return the ordinance to the Council. He 
assured me I must be wrong; that his attorney 
had examined the whole thing, and had never 
discovered the possibility of such construction. 
The presidents of the several roads, or their 
attorneys, then consulted with Mr. Adams and 
myself. After several meetings, it was deter- 
mined that a veto would not be necessary; that 
by action on the part of the directors of the 
different roads a proper construction could be 
declared and the ordinance then be accepted 
by them formally subject to such construc- 
tion, and that then you could amend the ordi- 
nance, and they would accept it as so amend- 
ed. I found that this procedure had been 
adopted before, and was practicable and 
thoroughly binding. 

In accordance with this agreement, the di- 
rectors of the several roads have met. They 
have each passed a resolution prepared by Mr. 
Adams, and examined and approved by me. 
Certified copies under the seal of each corpor- 
ation, have been furnished me, which I have 
here. They are all exactly copies, one of the 
other. One of these I embody in this message; 
the others differing from it only in the certifi- 
cate of certification. It is as follows : 

Whereas, The City Council of the City of 
Chicago, passed an ordinance on the 30th day 
of July, 1883, concerning the Chicago City Rail- 
way Company, the North Chicago Railway 
Company, and the Chicago West Division 
Railway Company, which said ordinance is 
still subject to the disapproval of the Mayor 
of said city, and whereas, doubt has arisen in 



the mind of said Mayor as to whether section 
five (5) of said ordinance is not an uncondi- 
tional grant of permission and authority to 
said several railway companies, to operate the 
railways referred to in said ordinance, so that 
the said railways would be exempt from the 
terms and conditions prescribed in and by 
former ordinances of said city, granting per- 
mission to construct, maintain and operate 
said railways, and whereas, the said Mayor has 
expressed a determination to veto the said 
ordinance unless said doubt shall be removed, 
and whereas, also a doubt has arisen on the 

Eart of the Chicago West Division Railway 
ompany as to the construction of section 
four (4) and it was intended to release the Chi- 
cago West Division Railway Company from 
the license fee imposed in an ordinance for the 
use of Lake street and Milwaukee avenue. 

Therefore for the purpose of removing said 
doubts and preventing a disapproval . of said 
ordinance, 

Resolved, That the North Chicago City Rail- 
way Company construes and interprets section 
five (5) of said ordinance as merely granting 
an extension of the times named in and by 
said former ordinances for the operation of 
the railways referred to in said ordinance of 
July 30, 1883, and as if the following language 
in section five (5) of said ordinance, to-wit : 

"Permission and authority is hereby given 
to the several railway companies herein men- 
tioned, respectively, to use and operate for 
twenty years from the passage hereof, the 
several railways now used or operated by said 
companies, or either of them, or now author- 
ized to be used and operated,"were stricken out 
of said section, and the following language 
were inserted in said section in lieu thereof, 
viz: "The times named for the operation of 
the railways now used or operated by either of 
said railway companies in the ordinance here- 
tofore passed, granting permission and au- 
thority to construct, maintain and operate 
street railway in the streets of said city are 
herebj extended twenty years from the pass- 
age hereof." 

Resolved further, That section four (4) shall 
be construed as if the word "each" was strick- 
en out in the eleventh line, and the word 
"either" inserted, and the words "or either of 
them," be inserted between the words "com- 
panies" and "to" in the sixteenth line, and by 
inserting the words "provisions of" in the 
fifteenth line after the word "all" and before 
the word "ordinances" and the North Chicago 
City Railway Company hereby accepts the 
said ordinance, and section four (4) and five 
(5) thereof, construed and interpreted afore- 
said. 

Resolved, That the said North Chicago City 
Railway Company hereby agrees that the City 
Council of said city may at any time hereafter 
amend said sections4 and 5 of said ordinance 
in accordance with the aforesaid construction 
and interpretation thei'eof, and so that the 
same shall read as follows: 

Sec. 4. Said railway companies shall each, 
respectively, within thirty days from the pas- 
sage hereof, pay into the city treasury a sum 
of money equal to $25 per car per annum for 
each car used by said companies, respectively, 
from the first day of April, 1878, to the first day 
August, 1883, to be computed and verified as 
provided in section 1 of this ordinance; and 
such payment and the license fee herein fixed 
shall be in lieu of all other license fees to be 
paid by either of said companies, and all other 
taxes, excepting such taxes upon the property 
■of said companies respectively, as are or may 
be authorized by general law of the legislature; 
and all provisions of ordinances heretofore 
passed requiring said companies, or either of 
them, to pay license fees are hereby repealed, 
and said railway companies and all other per- 



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sons are" hereby discharged from all liability 
upon any bonds given to said city in any pro- 
ceeding- involving- the validity of said ordin- 
ance. 

Provided, however, That the said railway com- 
panies shall pay all costs incurred in all suits 
between said railway companies, and each of 
them, and the City of Chicago, or between the 
owners of stock or stockholders of said rail- 
way companies, and each of them, and the 
City of Chicago, and said railway companies, 
or any of them, involving the question of the 
validity of a certain ordinance of said city, 
passed' March 18, 1878, imposing an annual li- 
cense fee of fifty ($50) dollars upon each car 
operated and run, or proposed to be operated 
and run, by any person, firm, or corporation 
engaged in the occupation of operating and 
running street cars for the conveyance of pas- 
sengers upon any line of horse or city railway 
within the City of Chicago, and shall also pay 
all the fees of the solicitors of the City of Chi- 
cago in and concerning said litigation. 

Sec. 5. In consideration of the acceptance 
by said companies of this ordinance, and the 
several covenants and undertakings herein 
mentioned on behalf of the several city rail- 
way companies mentioned herein, and the ex- 
ecution of the said bonds; the times named for 
the operation of the railways now used or op- 
erated by either of' said railway companies in 
the ordinances heretofore passed granting 
permission and authority to construct, main- 
tain and operate street railways in the streets 
of said city, are hereby extended twenty years 
from the passage hereof; but nothing in this 
section contained or the acceptance hereof, 
shall in any manner impair, change or alter 
the existing rights, duties and obligations of 
the city or of said companies, respectively, 
from and after the expiration of the said term 
of years hereinbefore mentioned. 

Upon the passage by said City Council Of an 
ordinance so amending said sections, the said 
amendatory ordinance is to be deemed and 
considered as accepted by said railway company 
without any action on the part of the com- 
pany, nevertheless said company hereby 
agrees to formally accept the same. 
State of Illinois, County of Cook j _„ 
City of Chicago. \ ss 
Office of the City Railway Company. 

I, Hiram Crawford, secretary of the North 
Chicago City Railway Company, do hereby 
certify that the foregoing is a true and 
correct copy of the preamble and resolu- 
tions passed by the board of directors of this 
company, this fourth day of August, 1883. 
Witness my hand and the corporate seal of 
said company, this fourth day of August, A.D. 
1883. 

Hiram Crawford, 

Secretary. - 

I also hand to you the amendment referred 
to in said resolution, and ask that you adopt it 
to-night. When adopted it will be a part of the 
ordinance as accepted by the railway com- 
panies. The amendments to the 4th section of 
the ordinance have been suggested by the 
president of the West Division Railroad, be- 
cause when his attorneys examined the ordin- 
ance to find if it would bear the construction I 
placed upon it, they found there might be such 
construction of said 5th section as would make 
the cars run on the Lake-street line subject to 
a double fee. This, of course,was not intended, 
and Mr. Adams held could not so be construed. 
But to make it more clear, I have agreed verb- 
ably to make the amendment suggested to said 
section. 

You will now please bear with me while I 
give my reasons for advising a compromise of 
the questions in dispute between the city and 
the street railway companies. The public, if 



we are to j udge by newspaper comments and 
communications, has most erroneous opinions 
on the whole matter, both as to the laws in- 
volved and as to the value of the supposed 
rights falling into the city's hands during this 
and next year. To the public, therefore, as 
well as to you, I address this message. 

The questions in dispute between the city 
and the street railway companies are : 

First. The validity of the act of the general 
assembly of the state known as the ninety-nine 
year law, extending the right of thcrailroads 
to operate their roads within this city. 

Second. The right and power of the city to 
purchase certain of the railway tracks, to- 
gether with other property about this time 
under ordinances passed at different times in 
the past; and 

Third. The right of the city to impose and 
collect a license fee of $50 upon each car run 
by said companies wtthin the city. 

No one can be more impressed than I by the 
enormity of the injustice attempted to be per- 
petrated upon this city by the general assem- 
bly of the state by the act of 1865, extending 
the franchises of the several rail- 
road lines affected by it nearly three- 
quarters of a century. I have always 
entered upon the discussion of that act with 
all of my prejudices arrayed against it. But I 
am forced to yield to the opinions of lawyers 
far abler than myself, that the act of 1865 is 
valid. Hampered as are the courts at the 
present time by dicisions which they consider 
binding upon them, lfear that were the matter 
to be taken before them at this time the city 
would stand a poor show for a favorable deci- 
sion. There has been, however, a tendency in 
our higher courts during the past few years to 
lean somewhat to the people, and to recognize 
that they have some rights which the legisla- 
tures of the day cannot barter off forever to 
powerful corporations. Day by day the Dart- 
mouth college decision is becoming less and 
less sacred. Perhaps in twenty years from now 
the courts may be so free that the city maybe 
able to get a hearing, which to-day would be 
denied it. With these views I was anxious to 
stave off the determination of the question of 
the validity of the act of 1865. This present or- 
dinance leaves the whole matter in abeyance 
for twenty years, and is therefore favorable to 
the city. Many persons have very exaggerated 
opinions as to the vast money value of the rail- 
way tracks which it is supposed the city is au- 
thorized to purchase during the present year. 
It has been asserted that the profits to accrue 
to the city upon such lines would run up to a 
million of dollars. This was based upon the 
impression that the provisions as to purchase 
covered the entire system. The fact is far 
otherwise. There are in the city about sixty 
miles of street railways. Of these the provi- 
sion as to right of purchase cover, I think, 
tracks of between eight and nine miles in 
length. Other lines of some eight miles in 
length run under ordinances which expire in 
1894, 1898 and 1899. Of those so covered there 
are extensions authorized not covered by right 
• of purchase. More specifically stated, the miles 
of tracks which it is claimed can be purchased 
this year number 8%; in 1894, 5 miles; in 1898, 
1% and in 1899, 1%. The lines are, in 1883, State 
street from Lake street to city limits, as they 
were in 1858 3y 2 miles ; also commencing on 
State street at Ringold place to Cottage Grove 
avenue, thence to limits as they were in 1858 
%, mile ; Archer road from State street to city 
limits of 1858 2Y 2 miles ; and Madison street, 
from State street to city limits of 1878, 4 miles. 
In 1894, Wells street from Randolph street to 
intersection with North Clark street 1 X A miles; 
North avenue from Milwaukee avenue to 
present City limits miles. In 1896, Blue 
Island avenue from Rebecca street south- 



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west to Twenty-second street, V* miles; Og- 
den avenue from Madison street southwest 
to Western avenue i% miles, and South Hal- 
sled street I'roni Harrison street to South 
Branch, r ! , miles. In 1897, on Harrison street 
from Clinton to Tamil, on Canal from Harri- 
son street to Cahalport avenue* on Canalport 
avenue from Canal street to South Halsted 
and Twelfth street from Canal to Ashland 
avenue Ho miles; and South Halsted street 
from Thirty-ninth street to South Branch 
of the Chicago river, 1% miles. In 1898, Madi- 
son street, from Rockwell street to Central 
park, one mile, and Western avenue, from 
Van Bu ren street to Madison, % miles. In 
1899, Chicago avenue from Milwaukee to West- 
ern avenue, 1% miles. If the city should pui'- 
chase these lines covered by the right of pur- 
chase, and the companies should refuse to sell 
the extensions inextricable confusion would 
arise Avith disputes as to fares or with double 
fares, which would be onerous to the people, 
and would cause such lines as are owned by 
two different authorities to be of no practical 
benefit to the people. The one set of lines 
would be controlled by men more or less gov- 
erned by political considerations— the others 
by men intent on making all they could. Any 
one can readily see that under such circum- 
stances and conditions the city would find 
itself the owner of a white elephant of a most 
demoralized and demoralizing character. It 
is true these lines so claimed to be covered by 
right of purchase, are some of them very val- 
uable. But however valuable these lines may 
be the city under its present charter has no 
power whatever to purchase. It can do only 
what it is authorized by law to do, and there is 
no law, which either directly or by the remot- 
est implication gives it such power. Even if 
it had the power it could not now for financial 
reasons do anything of the sort, and no power 
exists to enable it to delegate to others what it 
cannot do itself. All the questions with regard 
to purchase and right of purchase are left to 
abeyance. Before twenty years shall have 
elapsed the city's charter may be so amended 
as to empower it to purchase and run the 
roads, or purchase and sell to others on fav- 
orable terms. On this account I consider it 
fortunate that the city can under ordinance 
leave such questions to a future time. 

The third question in dispute is the right of 
the city to impose and collect a license fee of 
$50 on each car I am myself thoroughly of 
the opinion that it can. But here, too, I am 
met by able adverse legal opinion. In March, 
1878, the city passed an ordinance imposing 
such fee. After several years delay a decision 
was had, rendered by Judge Drummond. His 
associate, Judge Blodgett, acknowledged one 
of the ablest lawyers in the country, was firmly 
of the opinion that the ordinance was illegal. 
Judge Drummond admitted, I am informed, 
that the amount fixed as a license fee was on 
the very extreme of fees which could be im- 
posed under police power, and was careful to 
certify to the United States Supreme Court the 
adverse opinion of Judge Blodgett, thus leading 
me to fear that his own opinion was not a firm 
conviction. The case is now before the Su- 
preme court. It cannot be reached under two 
years. Long delays may then be caused, and 
then the cause may go against the city, if not 
upon its merits yet upon some technicality. 
Decisions of courts are too uncertain to justify 
one in hanging everything upon the hopes of 
one to come. We may lose the whole case, 
and thus be deprived not only of the past li- 
cense fee but, also, of the future one. For the 
decision might be against our very right to 
impose such license, so that we could impose 
none whatever thereafter. With all these 
t hings staring me in the face, I was not only 



willing but anxious to come to a fair and equit- 
able compromise, which would establish for 
all time a precedent as to the power of the city 
to impose a license fee. Is this present com- 
promise an equitable one for the city? It gives 
it one-half of all the license claimed for the 
past, and all which it has claimed for the fut- 
ure, and all which, according to Judge Drum- 
mond, it could possibly claim. A private indi- 
vidual, who would not compromise on such 
terms his claims when such grave doubts as to 
the law exist, with preponderance of opinion 
against him, would be pronounced obstinate, 
and if he should then lose the whole the gen- 
eral verdict would be, " served him right." If 
the case were my own I would not hesitate a 
moment. There is no principle involved, for 
the principle is by the ordinance conceded to 
the city. The city needs money now more than 
I hope it ever will in the future; needs it and 
has no means of raising it. We have a city 
hall in which over a million is invested in its 
present structure. We cannot finish it for the 
want of a comparatively small amount, so 
that the million in it lies idle. With vast wealth 
behind us we are fordidden by the organic law 
of the land to borrow a single dollar. If the 
suit pending with the railroads was absolutely 
certain to go in our favor we could not borrow 
a thousand dollars, even if we should hypoth- 
ecate the entire judgment and should be will- 
ing to pay a hundred per cent, interest. By 
this compromise we will get almost immedi- 
ately one-half of all claimed for the past, with 
the certainty of all claimed for the future. In 
addition thereto is the fact that if the city 
should prosecute the case to the end and lose, 
it would have a large solicitor's fee and costs 
to pay ; if it should gain the case a still larger 
fee would become due, several thousand dol- 
lars in one case and many thousands in the 
other. By this ordinance the railroads pay all 
fees, and these should be counted as added to 
the amount to be paid for past license fees. 

I therefore say it is not only a fair compro- 
mise, but one which I would deem myself al- 
most criminal not to do all I could to bring it 
about. It has been askedwhy the railroad compa- 
nies are so willing to make this compromise if 
they feel that they are in so little danger. I can 
readily see their motives. This ordinance ex- 
tends the right to operate all of their lines for 
twenty years from this month. These sev- 
eral lines will begin shortly to drop in and will 
continue so to do every year or two. For exten- 
sions of each they would require affirmative ac- 
tion of the council. They do not wish to be at the 
mercy of every new council to come in. Again, 
their profits, if hot their very existence, de- 
pends to a great extent upon the good will of 
the people. I have ever since I came into my 
present position labored with them to show 
them that a liberal course with the people 
would in the end be profitable. I can, there- 
fore, understand why they are now willing to 
make an equitable arrangement with the city. 
For my own part I am glad that by giving them 
an extension now on all lines for twenty 
years, we can during all of those years elimi- 
nate them from city politics. 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Manor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor the Mayor be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wicker sham, Dixon, Sanders, Applet on, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan. 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severn, Sween- 
ey, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 
Nays— None. 



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The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Cliicago: 

That sections 4 and 5 of an ordinance con- 
cerning the Chicago City Railway Company, 
the North Chicago City Railway Company, and 
the Chicago West Division Railway Company, 
be amended so as to read as follows : 

Sec. 4. Said railway companies shall each re- 
spectively, within thirty days from the passage 
hereof, pay into the city treasury a sum of 
money equal to $25 per car, per annum, for each 
car used fey said companies, respectively, from 
the first day of April, 1878, to the first day of 
August, 1883, to be computed and verified as 
provided in section 1 of this ordinance, and 
such payment and the license fee herein fixed 
shall be in lieu of all other license fees to be paid 
by either of said companies, and all other 
taxes excepting such taxes upon the property 
of said companies respectively, as are or may 
be authorized by general law of the legislature; 
and all provisions of ordinances heretofore 
passed requiring said companies, or either of 
them, to pay license fees, are hereby 
repealed, and said railway companies and all 
other persons are hereby discharged from all 
liability upon any bonds given to said city in 
any proceeding involving the validity of said 
ordinance: Provided, however, That the said 
railway companies shall pay all costs incurred 
in all suits between the said railway companies, 
and each of them, and the city of Chicago, or 
between the owners of stock or stockholders 
of said railway companies, and each of them, 
and the city of Chicago; and said railway com- 
panies, or any of them, involving the question of 
the validity of a certain ordinance of said city 
passed March 18, 1878, imposing an annual li- 
cense fee of $50 upon each car operated and 
run, or proposed to be operated and run by 
any person, firm, or corporation engaged in the 
occupation of operating and running street 
cars for the conveyance of passengers upon 
any line of horse or city railway within the 
City of Chicago, and shall also pay all the fees 
of the solicitors of the City of Chicago in and 
concerning said litigation. 

Sec. 5. In consideration of the acceptance by 
said companies of this ordinance and the seve- 
ral covenants and undertakings herein men- 
tioned, on behalf of the several city railway 
companies mentioned herein, and the execu- 
tion of the said bonds, the times named for 
the operation of the railways now used or op- 
erated by either of said railway companies 
in the ordinances heretofore passed grant- 
ing permission and authority to construct, 
maintain, and operate street railways in the 
streets of said city are hereby extended twenty 
years from the passage hereof ; but 
nothing in this section contained, or the ac- 
ceptance hereof, shall in any manner impair 
change, or alter the existing rights, duties and 
obligations of the city or of said companies, 
respectively, from and after the expiration 
of the said term of years hereinbefore men- 
tioned. 

ALSO. 

The following the veto message: 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen : I return herewith, without my 
approval, an order passed July 30, 1883, re- 
specting the lease of the Atwood place farm. 
My objections to the order are: 

First . That the lease is ordered made without 
any advertisement for bids or public notice of 
the letting. The spirit, if not the letter, of the 
charter demands that the city should not en- 
ter upon a contract of this kind, except upon 
previous public notice. It is not proper, it is 
not business-like, to bind the city by a five 



years' lease of this character until it shall 
have first been ascertained that the rental to 
be paid is the highest obtainable in the 
market. 

Second, The rental fixed in the order is in 
fact too low. At $2.50 an acre the annual 
rental would be only $635 for the 250 acres. 
The present holder of the farm paid last year, 
for one year's lease, the sum of one thousand 
and fifteen dollars. As we pursued last year 
the policy of publicly advertising the place 
for rent, we received bids as high as one thou- 
sand and ten dollars, and Mr. Sullivan, to get 
the place, bid five dollars higher. It may be 
said that the improvements on the farm are in 
bad shape; but this is the fault of the man to 
whom you are leasing the property.He has been 
in uninterrupted possession for many years 
at a very low rent, and if he has allowed the 
place to run down and become out of repair, 
that is no reason why he should continue to 
keep it at a rental which would be lower on 
account of his failure to do his duty towards 
it. Even in its present shape, with its fences 
down, its ditches filled with refuse matter, its 
buildings out of repair, its fields used in part 
for a race track, and everything about the 
place neglected, I am still of the belief, based 
upon the offers made the city last year, that a 
higher rental can be obtained. 

Third There is no provision in the order, 
compelling the tenant to keep the place in re- 
pair. When your honorable body last year 
passed an order similar to this, letting the 
place to Sullivan, he refused to sign a lease 
compelling him to make repairs and keep the 
place in good condition. As there was no con- 
dition in the order, as there is none in this, we 
were powerless to insist upon the insertion of 
this covenant in the lease. 

It would be very poor business management 
to lease this property with no provision for its 
maintenance or repair, as little more than half 
the rental paid last year and with no previous 
effort to ascertain whether a better price 
could not be obtained. 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in the 
veto was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend the order by 
adding thereto the words "Provided, however, 
a failure on the part of the lessee to keep 
the improvements on said premises in good 
repair, and be sufficient cause to declare this 
lease void." 

Agreed to. 

Ald.Hildrech moved that the order as amend- 
ed be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hil- 
dreth, Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, Gay nor, Foley, 
White, Walsh, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 29. 

Nays— Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Marder 
Manierre— 5. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and are hereby instructed to make a lease of 
the Atwood place farm for a term of five years 
to Cornelius Sullivan, at a rental of $2.50 per 
acre per annum. Said lease to expire and pos- 
session to be given to the city" at any time 
when the city shall sell said property. 

Provided, however, a failure on the part of 
the lessee to keep the improvements on said 
premises in good repair shall be sufficient 
cause to declare the lease void. 



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The General Superintendent of Police sub- 
mitted his report for the quarter ending June 
80: which was 

Placed on file. 

The Board of Educat ion submitted a resolu- 
tion requesting the City Council to sell lots 13 
and 18, and that part Of lot 19 in block 130 and 
lots IS and 16, and that part of lot 21 in block 
181, all in School Section, Addition to Chicago, 
to the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad 
Company, at and for the sum of $90,000, which 
was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

By unanimous consent, the Committe on 
Streets and Alleys S. D., to whom was refered 
a petition relating to the terminus of the Chi- 
cago and Western Indiana Railroad submitted 
a report recommending that the prayer of 
the petition be granted. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Dixon present- 
ed an ordinance providing for adjusting 
differences with the Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railroad Company, and the granting to 
it of cei'tain privileges. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders. Apple- 
ton. Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gay nor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Sev- 
erin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Whereas, Differences have arisen between 
the City of Chicago and the Chicago and West- 
ern Indiana Railroad Company, as to the 
rights of said company under an ordinance 
passed by the City Council of said city, dated 
September 15th, 1879; and whereas, the said 
city has, by ordinance, ordered the extension 
of Dearborn street through part of the terri- 
tory in which the said railroad company has 
located its railroad, and proceedings have 
been had to ascertain the compensation to be 
paid to the owners of the portions of the lots 
sought to be taken for that purpose in the Su- 
perior Court of Cook County, Illinois, and 
judgment has been rendered therein, from 
w r hich said judgment said company has taken 
an appeal to the Supreme Court of Illinois ; 
and whereas, the said railroad company has 
intimated that it would compromise all of said 
matters provided the city would grant it cer- 
tain privileges on certain alleys and streets, 
as hereinafter set forth, and abandon the pro- 
posed opening of Dearborn street from Polk 
to Taylor street, and also sell to said company 
what is known as the school property, on Third 
avenue near Twelfth street, at a reasonable 
price; and whereas, the Board of Education 
has requested said Council, upon certain con- 
ditions hereinafter more fully set forth, to sell 
the said school property for the sum of ninety 
thousand dollars, and whereas, the said rail- 
road company owns more than a majoi'ity of 
the frontage on both sides of the parts 
of the streets and alleys, which by the 
terms of this ordinance, the said railroad 
company is authorized to construct its 
tracts upon, or use for railroad pur- 
poses; and whereas the public interests re- 
quire that all differences and disputes afore- 
said shall be settled at the earliest possible 
time, therefore for the purpose of settling the 
same, and by way of compromise, 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. The Chicago and. Western Indi- 
ana Railroad Company shall not lay down any 
track or tracks upon any of the following de- 
scribed territory in the City of Chicago, viz: 
the territory lying north of the south line of 
Polk street, or upon the territory between 
Twelfth and Polk streets, east of the west line 
of Third avenue, or upon the territory be- 
tween Twelfth and Polk streets, west of the 
east line of Clark street. 

Sec. 2. Permission and authority is hereby 
granted to the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad Company to use for railroad and de- 
pot purposes, the streets and alleys described 
as follows, to-wit: those portions of Third av- 
nue and of Fourth avenue dedicated for street 
purposes in the sub-division known as Walker, 
Shelby and Greer's sub-division of the Uhlich 
tract, in the east fraction of the northeast 
quarter of section 21, township 39 north range 
14 east of the third principal meridian, in the 
City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 
and also the alley extending north and south 
between Third avenue and State street from 
Fourteenth street to near Twelfth street, 
thence running west to Third avenue, and also 
the alley running north and south between 
Taylor and Polk streets, between Third ave- 
nue and Fourth avenue, whenever and where- 
ever the said railroad company owns the land 
on both sides of . said several parts of said 
streets and alleys, provided, that when- 
ever and wherever the said railroad 
company has acquired or shall acquire 
the title to the adjoining lots fronting on both 
sides of said parts of streets, avenues and al- 
leys, and each or either of them, and shall also 
acquire the interest of the owners of any 
reversionary right or title to the land occupied 
thereby, thereupon such street, avenue or al- 
ley, and such streets, avenues or alleys shall 
at once and without further ordinance, be- 
come vacated, and all interest therein held 
by said city, shall cease and pass to said rail- 
road company. 

Sec. 3. Permission and authority is hereby 
granted to the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad Company to lay down one track on 
the east side of Fourth avenue, extending 
from Fourteenth street to Twelfth street, the 
west rail of said track to be not more than 
nine and one-half feet from the east side of 
said avenue, and in connecting the said track 
may cross Fourteenth street west of the west 
line of said Fourth avenue where the com- 
pany owns the land on both sides of said 
streets at the point of crossing. 

Sec. 4 The Board of Education having pre- 
sented to this Council the following resolution 
passed by said Board at its regular meeting 
held July 26, 1883, to-wit : 

Whereas, The real estate known and de- 
scribed as lots 13 and 18, and the north part of 
lot 19, in block 130, and lots 15 and 16, and the 
north part of lot 21, in block 131, all in School 
Section Addition to Chicago, in the County of 
Cook, and State of Illinois, is held by the City 
of Chicago, in trust, for schools and is used 
for school purposes: 

And Whereas, The Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company has offered to pur- 
chase the same for the sum of eighty-five 
thousand dollars ($85,000) and the Board of 
Education of the said City of Chicago thinks it 
advisable that a sale of said property should 
be made to the said Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railroad Company; 

And Whereas, The Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company has agreed that in 
case of its purchase of said property at the 
said sum, the City of Chicago shall have and 
continue to have the use, for school purposes, 
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described which lies in block 131, together 
with the east eighty feet of the remainder of 
lot 21 and of lot 22, both in said block 131, to- 
gether with the buildings situate thereon, 
lor the period of two years from the first day 
of the present month of July, A. D. 1883, as 
the tenant of the said Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company, but without rent; 

Now Therefore, In conformity with law, the 
Board of Education of the City of Chicago by 
this, its resolution, requests the City Council 
of said City of Chicago, to sell the said prop- 
erty above described, to-wit: lots 13 and 18, 
and that part of lot 19, in block 130, and lots 15 
and 16,and that part of lot 21, in block 131, all in 
the School Section Addition to Chicago, in the 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, which is 
held and owned by the City of Chicago, to the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Com- 
pany at and for the sum of ninety thousand 
dollars ($90,000), and to convey the same to the 
said Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Company, Provided, Jwwever That, in case of 
such sale, the City of Chicago shall have the 
use and occupation of all that portion of the 
lots in block 131 so to be sold, east of a line 
twenty feet west of the west line of the school 
building known as the Third Avenue School 
building, and also the use, as lessee, of all that 
portion of the remainder of lot 21 and lot 22 in 
said block 131, east of the same line above de- 
scribed continued south to Twelfth street, for 
school purposes, for the period of two years 
from the first day of July inst., without rent; 
and that the said Chicago and Western Indi- 
ana Railroad Company shall, immediately up- 
on receiving possession of the westerly por- 
tion of tne property above described, put up 
and thereafter maintain a high board fence 
satisfactory to the Committee on Buildings 
and Grounds of the Board of Education on 
the line above described twenty feet west of 
the west wall of the school building, and the 
said railroad company shall also at the same 
time level and put in good condition for use 
as a play ground, the ground east of the said 
line twenty feet west of the west wall of the 
school building lying between the school lot 
and TAvelfth street. Such conveyance to be 
upon the express condition that the said Chi- 
cago and Western Indiana Railroad Com- 
pany, its grantees, sue cessors, lessees and 
assigns shall first file with this Board its agree- 
ment that it or they will, in no case, extend or 
attempt to extend the northern terminus of 
said railroad north of the south line of Polk 
street as now laid out in the City of Chicago. 
This condition to be assented to by said com- 
pany and to be specially embraced in the deed 
of conveyance of said property, and a viola- 
tion thereof to have the effect to forfeit the 
grant, and authorize the re-entry by the grant- 
ors, and to terminate all rights of said rail- 
road company, its successors, grantees, or as- 
signs in or to said premises. 

Therefore, It is hereby ordered that a con- 
veyance be made by the City of Chicago to the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Com- 
pany of the said described premises, and upon 
the terms and conditions, and for the consid- 
eration named in said resolution of the Board 
of Education, and in all respects in conform- 
ity with said resolution. 

Sec. 5. The privileges granted to the Chi- 
cago and Western Indiana Railroad Company 
by the ordinance|passed September 15, 1879, and 
the acts of said company under the same are, 
hereby ratified and confirmed, except as here- 
inbefore mentioned. 

Sec. 6 This ordinance is intended "as an offer 
of compromise of the disputed questions bet- 
ween the City of Chicago and the said Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railroad Company, as 
stated in the preamble hereto, and shall not 



take effect and be in force until it shall be ac- 
cepted by said company, and until such ac- 
ceptance shall be filed with the City Clerk, said 
acceptance to contain an express relinquish- 
ment or release by said railroad company of 
all claim or right upon the part of said com- 
pany to use or occupy for railroad purposes 
any territory north of the south line of 
Polk street, in the City of Chicago, or any 
other territory from which it is excluded by 
the terms of this ordinance. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Dixon presented 
an ordinance repealing part of an ordinance 
for opening Dearborn street, from Jackson 
street to Taylor street. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner. Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisf eldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Whereas, hertofore, to wit: March 16, 1882, 
an ordinance was passed by this Council for 
the opening of Dearborn street, from Jackson 
street to Taylor street, and whereas, it is 
deemed expedient to abandon the part of said 
proposed improvement south of Polk street, 
and to proceed with that part of the same 
north of Polk street, therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of a certain ordin- 
ance entitled " an ordinance for the opening 
of Dearborn street, from Jackson street to 
Taylor street," passed March 16, 1882, as pro- 
vides for the opening of Dearborn street from 
the south line of Polk street to the north line 
of Taylor street be and the same ss hereby re- 
pealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the two 
votes last taken. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to lay the motion of 
Aid. Cullerton on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. White moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of taking up the report of the 
Committee on Judiciary on ordinance for ad- 
journment of Council. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Appleton, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Hildreth, Purcell, White, Walsh, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Quinn, Colvin, 
Geohegan, Manierre— 22. 

Nays— Sanders, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, 
Gaynor, Foley,Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan — 12. 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
a report and ordinance repealing ordinance for 
sidewalk on west side of Western avenue, 
from Canal bridge to the river, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

AESO, 

A report of streets ordered improved in 1883 
and afterwards ordered held for further or- 
ders from Council, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, of the three divisions. 



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ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for opening West 
Twentieth street, from Centre avenue to 
Throop st reet. 

My unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Doerrter, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Harder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for four lamp posts 
on Carroll avenue, from Ada street to Union 
Park place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Bm-ke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for grading" and pav- 
ing Archer avenue, from State street to Hal- 
sted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sheridan, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading and pav- 
ing the alley from VanBuren street to Eld- 
ridge court, between State street and Wabash 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Appleton, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Simons, 
Mnrder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, 
and macadamizing Twenty-first street, from 
State street to Archer avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Follansbee, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White. Walsh, Simons, 
Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sull- 
ivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, - 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, 
grading and paving May street, from Fulton 
street to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays -None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading and 
planking the alley from Hoyne avenue to Lea- 
vitt street, between Park avenue and West 
Lake street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hull, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Dorner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Morgan street, from West Twelfth 
street to West Fourteenth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Lawler, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Plildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on West Eighteenth street, from Halsted 
street to Blue Island avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Doerner, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan, Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Fourteenth street, from State street 
to Indiana avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Follansbee, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sher- 
idan. Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull,- Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 



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ALSO, 

A report and ordinace for sidewalk on both 
sides of Oakley avenue from West Madison 
street to West Twelfth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hull, the ordinance Avas put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Sehack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east 
side of Kingsbury street, from Kinzie street 
to East Erie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sweeney the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age, and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas-- Wickersham , Dixon,Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
both sides of North Franklin street from Mich- 
igan street to Indiana street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sullivan, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas—Wickersham,Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimates for two lamp 
posts on Irving avenue from West Adams 
street to West Jackson street. 

Aid Hull moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Ful- 
lerton avenue from Racine avenue to North 
Clark street. 

Ald.Quinn moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Rhodes 
avenue from Thirty-second street to Douglas 
avenue. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Archer 
avenue from South Branch Chicago river to 
Western avenue. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Warren 
avenue from Lincoln street to Oakley avenue. 

Aid. Marder moved that the report be ap- 
proved and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Cen- 
tre avenue from West Madison street to West 
Fourteenth street. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Ewing 
street, from Canal street to Halsted street. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Lowe 
avenue, from Twenty-sixth street to Thirty- 
first street. 

Aid. Burke moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Kos- 
suth street, from Wentworth avenue to Hal- 
sted street. 

Aid. Burke moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirtieth 
street, from Wallace street to Halsted street. 

Aid. Burke moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
eighth street, from Wallace street to Halsted 
street. 

Aid. Burke moved that the report be pa- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
fourth court, from Halsted street to Laurel 
street. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 



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eighth court, from Halsted street to Laurel 
street. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
third court, from Halsted street to Laurel 
street. 

Aid. Burke moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
sixth street, from Halsted street to Laurel 
street. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
pftsscd 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Emerald 
avenue, from Archer avenue to Egan ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
fourth court, from Halsted street to Laurel 
street. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Twenty- 
first street, from Clark street to Stewart ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be 
approved, and that the order thereto attached 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Bloom 
street, from Thirty-fourth street to Douglas 
avenue. 

Aid. Burke moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on the north side of 
West Kinzie street,f rom Kobey street to West- 
ern avenue. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Centre 
street, from North Clark street to Racine ave- 
nue. 



Aid. Eisfeldt moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Calu- 
met avenue, from Twenty-second street to 
Douglas avenue. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Indi- 
ana avenue, from Douglas avenue to Egan 
avenue. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Hoyne 
avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Court- 
land street. 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
first street, from Stewart avenue to Halsted 
street. 

Aid. Burke moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on the east side of Ho- 
man avenue, from West Madison street to 
West Lake street. 

Aid. Marder moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Gren- 
shaw street, from Oakley avenue to Campbell 
avenue. 

Aid Hull moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Court- 
land street, from Robey street to its western 
terminus. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be approv- 
ed and that the order thereto attached be pass- 
ed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

' The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Genessee 
avenue, from West Twenty-second street to 
West Twenty-fifth street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Elizabeth 
street, from West Indiana street to West Erie 
street. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the report be ap- 
proved and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Church- 
ill street, from Robey street to Leavitt street. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Millard 
avenue, from West Twenty-second street to 
West Twenty-fifth street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Central 
Park avenue, from West Twenty-second street 
to West Twenty-sixth street. 

Aid. Doerner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Cottage 
Grove avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to 
Thirty-seventh street. 

Aid. Foss moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on the south side of North 
avenue, from Western avenue to California 
avenue. 

Ald.Ryan moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Leav- 
itt street, from Milwaukee avenue to Court- 
land street. 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Mather 
street, from Canal street to Jefferson street. 

Aid. Foley moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

also. 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Chicago avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to 
North Branch Chicago river. 



Aid. Ryan moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Michigan 
street, from North Wells street to Rush street, 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Illinois 
street, from St. Clair street to its eastern term- 
inus. 

Aid. Manierre moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Sheffield 
avenue, from North avenue to Fullerton ave- 
nue. 

Aid. .Eisf eldt moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Bicker- 
dike street, from West Indiana street to West 
Chicago avenue 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Snell 
street, from West Huron street to West Chi- 
cago avenue. 

Aid Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Howe 
street, from Willow street to Garfield avenue. 

Aid. Quinn moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
fourth court, from Laurel street to Ullman 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Rice 
street, from Wood street to Lincoln street. 

Aid. Marder moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on the west side of Tolman 
avenue, from North avenue to Hirsch street. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report he ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

. ALSO, 

A report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for water service pipes on May street, 
from West Indiana street to West Chicago av- 
enue. 

Aid, Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
mate for water service pipes on Brown street, 
from West Taylor stoeet to West Twelfth 
street. 

Aid. Pureell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND 
ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Manierrc presented an order concerning 
guards at bridges, and moved its passage . 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, The frequent and distressing fa- 
tal accidents which have occurred of late at 
several of our city bridge approaches, notably 
State, Harrison, and Polk streets, whereby 
several lives have been lost, it is therefore in- 
cumbent upon this Council to take such action 
in the premises as will protect the public from 
these dangerous pitfalls, and a recurrence of 
such disasters in the future by the adoption 
and erection of some suitable safeguard or 
protection as will effectually obstruct passage 
when the draw is open, for instance, as is pro- 
vided at the railroad crossings. Be it, there- 
fore, 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby ordered to examine 
and inquire into the different inventions suit- 
able for such purposes, and the probable cost 
thereof, and submit to this Council at as early 
a day as the nature of the case will permit, a 
report of such investigation. 

Aid. Geohegan presented an order relating 
to guards at bridges, which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Aid. Geohegan presented an ordinance to 
amend section 1922 of the Municipal Code, re- 
lating to opening to areas and basements, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

Aid. Sweeney presented a resolution relating 
to the telegraphers' strike, and moved its pas- 
sage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following the resolution as passed: 

Whereas, The telegraphers employed by 
the Western Union and Baltimore & Ohio 
companies are now engaged in a strike against 
the unjust regulations and wages paid by said 
companies, and said strikes cause great injury 
in commercial circles and a serious incumber- 
aiice to the general public, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we, as representatives of the 
people, sympathize with the telegraphers in 



asking a just remuneration for their services. 
Be it further 

Resolved, That the best interests of the city 
require that this strike should be speedily 
concluded to the end that the business inter- 
ests may resume their natural channel. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an order for pur- 
chase of ring buoys, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton. Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Lawler, Pureell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, 
Simons, Marder, Hull, Dalton, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby ordered to purchase 
for each of the bridges what is known as a 
"ring buoy," with a coil of rope attached, to 
assist in saving life. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an order directing 
the Chief of Police to withdraw the policemen 
who are watching the lines of the Western 
Union Telegraph Company, unless said com- 
pany pays for their services, and moved its 
passage. 

Aid. White moved to refer it to the Commit- 
mittee on Police. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting it on its 

passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows,. two-thirds not agreeing: 

Feas-Dixon,, Sanders, Burke, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, Fo- 
ley, Walsh, Dalton, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan 
—20. 

Nays— Wickersham, Appleton, Follansbee, 
Foss, Wetherell, Hildreth, Pureell, White, Sim- 
ons, Hull, Lyke, Manierre— 12. 

The order was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Police. 

Aid. Colvin presented an order to prevent 
the use of North Wells street, between Carl 
street and North avenue, as a public market, 
and moved that the rules be suspended for the 
purpose of putting it on its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows; two-thirds not agreeing; 

Yeas— Dixon, Burke, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Pureell, Walsh, Hull, Dalton, 
Ryan, Schack, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sulli- 
van— 16. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Appleton, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Riordan, White, Sim- 
ons, Lyke, Quinn, Geohegan, Manierre— 13. 

Aid. Colvin moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., which 
was 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Quinn presented an ordinance concern- 
ing gas companies, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Colvin moved to refer it to the Commit- 
tee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Quinn moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of putting it on its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Cullerton, Doerner, Walsh, Quinn, Eis- 
feldt, Sullivan^6. 
Nays— Wickei'sham. Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Hildreth, 
Riordan, Foley, White, Simons, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Colvin— 19. 

The ordinance was then referred to the 
Committee on Gas Lights, 



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Aid. Eisfeldt presented an ordinance prohib- 
iting- locomotive engineers from blowing off 
steam under viaducts, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Ryan presented a petition for a sewer 
on Front street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public 
Works. 

Aid. Schack presented an order for a sewer 
on Curtis street, which was 
Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Schack presented an order for sewer on 
Robey street, from Milwaukee avenue to Ew- 
ing place, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order for a sewer on 
Dickson street, from Division street to North 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Dalton presented an order for sidewalk 
on Ferdinand street, from Hoyne street to 
Oakley street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance. 

Aid. Hull presented the petition of Max 
Lowenthal, for refund of money paid for a 
saloon license, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Walsh presented the petition of R. J. 
Gunning & Co., for permission to place adver- 
tisements on bridge abutments, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

Aid. White presented a resolution relating 
to sewer on West Indiana street, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed : 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Public 
Works did report to this Council at its last 
meeting that the Indiana street sewer was 
commenced, therefore, 

Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby requested to 
report to this Council at its next regular meet- 
ing, when said Indiana street sewer has been 
commenced, and how much has been done, 
and how near completed. 

Aid. Lawler presented orders relating to 
bridge guards, and enforcement of certain or- 
dinances, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Foley, White, Walsh, Geohegan— 4. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton,Follansbee,Foss,Wetherell,Burke,Sheridan, 
Cullerton, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Gaynor, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Lyke Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, Sweeney, Sul- 
liyan, Manierre— 27. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting his orders 
on their passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham,Dixon,Sanders,Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Burke, Sheridan, 
Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Gaynor, 
Foley, Simons, Hull, Dalton, Ryan, < Schack, 
Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sul- 
livan, Manierre— 27. 

Nays— Cullerton, White, Walsh, Lyke, Geo- 
hegan.— 5. 



Aid. Cullerton move to refer the order to the 
Committe on Harbor and Bridges. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wetherell, Sheridan, White, Simons— 4. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Burke, Doerner, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler. 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 25. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the order it was 

Agreed to. 

The following are the orders as passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to advertise for and 
invite parties having safeguards, gates or 
other appliances for protection to the ap- 
proaches of the bridges along the Chicago 
river to present the same to him, with the cost 
of erecting such safeguards, and make report 
to this council at his earliest opportunity. Be 
it also 

Ordered, That the Commissioner notify all 
railroad companies and owners of steamers, 
propellers, tug boats, steam barges and canal 
boats that when passing under viaducts, within 
the city limits and going through the ap- 
proaches or under the bridges along the Chi- 
cago river to prohibit whistling, ringing of 
bells, and to avoid as much as possible the es- 
cape of steam. 

Aid. Lawler presented the petition of Mr. 
Johnson, for remission of water tax on 103 
Eleventh street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Purcell presented an order for improve- 
ment of Dekoven street, from Jefferson street 
to Halsted street; Ewing street, from Canal 
street to Halsted street; Forquer street, from 
Canal street to Halsted street; West Twelfth 
street, from Canal street to Blue Island ave- 
nue; Clinton street, from Harrison street to 
West Twelfth street, and Halsted street, from 
Harrison street to West Twelfth street, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a resolution relating 
to the completion of the City Hall, aDd moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed: 

Whereas, The urgent demand for the com- 
pletion of the City Hall at as early a period as 
possible is unquestioned, therefore be it 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Council 
that the Commissioner of Public Works be di- 
rected to use all means at his command to 
further the completion of said city hall as rap- 
idly ss possible. 

Aid. Doerner presented an order for sewer 
on Johnson street and Nineteenth place, which 

was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid Burke presented an order for sidewalk 
on Egan avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for ordinance. 

Aid. Burke presented an order granting per- 
mission to C. L. Schaar to erect a lamp at '^603 
Halsted street and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That permission and authority be 
and is hereby given to C. L. Schaar to erect a 



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lamp in front of his store, No. 2603 Halsted 
street, provided that he furnish gas for said 
lamp at his own expense and comply with the 
usual requirements of the city relative to pri- 
vate lamps on public streets. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an order for im- 
provement of Calumet avenue, from Twenty- 
ninth street to Thirty-first street, and moved 
its passage. 

Aid. Colvin moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting- the order in 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Wetherell, Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, White, Walsh, Simons, Hull, Dalton, 
Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 23. 

Nmjs— Doerner, Colvin— 2. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the order; it was 

Agreed to. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
are hereby authorized and directed to adver- 
tize and let the contract for improving Calu- 
met avenue, between Twenty-ninth street and 
Thirty-first street, according to an ordinance 
already passed. Provided the contractor will 
wait for his pay until the assessment is col- 
lected. 

Aid Wetherell presented petition of proper- 
ty owners on Bryant avenue, relating to im- 
provement of said avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wetherell presented an ordinance re- 
pealing ordinance and annulling assessment 
for paving Bryant avenue, and an order per- 
mitting the property owners to improve said 
avenue by private contract, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Ald.Appleton presented a resolution relat- 
ing to violation of section 1839 of the Municipal 
Code, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed : 

Whereas, One of the railroads entering the 
Union depot of the City of Chicago, on the sec- 
ond day of August, A. D. 1883,did, by its agents, 
servants and employees, permit the cocks of 
their locomotive engine to be opened so as to 
permit steam in large quantities to escape 
therefrom in violation of section 1839 of the 
Municipal Code of the City of Chicago, by rea- 
son whereof the lives of three innocent child- 
ren were sacrificed, therefore be it 



Resolved by the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

That the Law Department of the City of Chi- 
cago, be and it is hereby instructed to at once 
institute proceedings against said railroad for 
the wilful violation of said section 1839. 

Aid. Sanders presented an order to extend 
the water main on West VanBuren street to 
the Servite Sisters house, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Wickersham presented an order direct- 
ing the Department of Public Works to pre- 
pare a proper ordinance for the pavement 
with Medina stone block the following named 
alleys : the alley from Jackson to Harrison 
streets, between Fourth avenue and Clark 
street; the alley from VanBuren street to Har- 
rison street, between Clark street and Pacific 
avenue ; and the alley or alleys between State 
street and Third avenue and Jackson and Van- 
Buren streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance recom- 
mending that the Council adjourn July 16, 1883, 
until August 20, 1883, at 7:30 o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report of the com- 
mittee be concurred in, and the ordinance 
passed. 

Aid. Colvin moved to amend the ordinance 
by striking out " July 16," and inserting "Au- 
gust 13" in lieu thereof, and striking out 
" August 20," and inserting "September 10th" in 
lieu thereof. 

Aid. Dixon moved that when the Council ad- 
journs, it be until Thursday, August 9, at 7:30 
o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Colvin to amend the ordinance, it was 
Agreed to. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the ordinance, it was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham,Dixon, Appleton, Wether- 
ell, Hildreth, Purcell, White, Walsh, Simons, 
Dalton, Lyke, Quinn, Colvin, Geohegan, Man- 
ierre— 15. 

Nays— Sanders, Doerner, Riordan, Lawler, 
Gaynor, Hull, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan— 12. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

JOHN G. NE CJMEISTER, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED MEETING. 



-i^TTGTTST 9, 1883. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aldermen Wickersham. Dixon, San- 
ders, Appleton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Sheridan, Doerner, Hildreth. Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, 
Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
and Manierre. 

Absent^-His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Shorey Burke, Cullerton, Simons, Marder, and 
Dalton 

Aid. Dixon in the chair. 

By consent, Aid. Lawler presented the pe- 
tition of Mrs. Michael Zimmer for compensa- 
tion for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
a report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Twenty-first street, from State street to 
Archer avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Follansbee, the ordinance was was put upon 
■its passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas— Wicker sham,Dix on, Sanders, Appleton, 
Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, Doerner, 
Hildreth, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Foley, White, Walsh, Bond, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 30. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for sidewalk on 
both sides of Fuller street, from Archer ave- 
nue to Fuller street bridge. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on the east side of Brown 
street, from West Twelfth street to West Four- 
teenth street. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Fremont 
street, from Bissell street to Webster avenue. 

Aid. Quinn moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Bissell 
street, from Dayton street to Sophia street. 

Aid. Eisfeldt moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Dayton 
street, from Willow street to Webster avenue. 

Aid. Quinn moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
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Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Lin- 
coln street. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The mot ion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate cor sidewalk on both sides of Lock 
street, from Archer avenue to Cologne street. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides North ave- 
nue, from Milwaukee avenue to Western ave- 
nue, v J 

Aid. Schack moved that the report be ap- 
proved and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
fourth street, from Ashland avenue to Archer 
avenue. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of West Di- 
vision street, from Milwaukee avenue to North 
Branch Chicago river. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Hurlbut 
street, from North avenue to Fullerton ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Quinn moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Hudson 
avenue, from Sigel street to Centre street. 

Aid. Severin moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Ashland 
avenue, from West Van Buren street to West 
Twelfth street. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on the south side of West 
Adams street, from California avenue to Sac- 
ramento street. 

Aid. Hull moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Twentieth street, from Centre avenue to Lafiin 
street. 

Aid. Doerner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on the south side of Blue 
Island avenue, from West Twenty-first street 
to West Twenty-second street. 

Aid. Doerner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
second street, from State street to Cottage 
Grove avenue. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Forrest 
avenue, from Thirty-first street to Thirty-third 
street. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Osborn 
street, from West Indiana street to West Ohio 
street. 

Aid. Lyke moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on the north side of 
West Twenty-sixth street, from California ave- 
nue to Genesee avenue. 

Aid. Doerner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Superior street, from Wood street to Lincoln 
street. 

Aid. Lyke moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of West 
Adams street, from Oakley avenue to Rock- 
well street. 

Aid Hull moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
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street, from West Twelfth street to West Four- 
teenth street. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water service pipes on West Eight- 
eenth street, from Halsted street to Blue 
Island avenue. 

Aid. Doerner moved that the report be 
approved, and that the order thereto attached 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for four lamp posts on Carroll avenue, 
from Ada street to Union Park place. 

Aid. Lyke moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Schools on purchasing- a school site 
on corner of York and Laflin streets, deferred 
and published July 23, 1883, which, on motion 
of Aid. Hildreth was 

Referred back to the Board of Education. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water on order to cut tele- 
graph wires, deferred July 30. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Licenses on ordinance amending or- 
dinance relating to saloons, deferred and pub- 
lished July 23, 1883. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Sanders, Anpleton, Doernei', Hil- 
dreth, Riordan, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Kyan, 
Schack, Quinn, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sul- 
livan, Geohegan— 16. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Lawler, White, Walsh, 
Bond, Hull, Lyke, Manierre— 13. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance,on petition of Charles Pren- 
tice, for compensation for injuries, deferred 
July 23, 1883. 

Ald.Wickersham moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on ordinance relating to 
special assessments, deferred J uly 23, 1883. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Schools on purchasing a school site 
on Snell street near Chicago avenue, deferred 
and published July 23, 1883. 

Aid. Sullivan moved to refer the report to 
the Board of Education. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Sanders, Appleton, Sheridan, Doer- 
ner, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, 
Bond, Sullivan— 11. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, 
Wetherell, White, Walsh, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 



Schack, Quinn, Eisfuldt, Colvin, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Geohegan, Manierre— 18. 

Aid. Quinn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Follansbee, Foss, 
Watherell, Lawler, Purcell, Foley White, 
Bond, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eis- 
feldt, Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 21. 

Nays— Sanders, Appleton, Sheridan, Riordan, 
Walsh, Sullivan— 6. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and are hereby directed to purchase for a 
school site lots 10 to 17 both inclusive, of block 
4, Taylor's Subdivision, of block 1 of Assessors' 
Subdivision, of the E. y 9 of N. W. of section 
8, 39, 14, having a frontage of 200 feet, for the 
sum of $8,550. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Health and County Relations on or- 
dinance relating to sewerage teaming, deferred 
and published July 23, 1883. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows, a majority of all the aldermen-elect 
not agreeing: 

Yeas— Appleton, Sheridan, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, Walsh, Schack, Quinn, 
Eisfeldt, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geo- 
hegan— 15. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Fol- 
lansbee, Foss, Wetherell, Hildreth, White, 
Bond, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Colvin, Man- 
ierre— 14. 



The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., on resolution 
for ordinance to open and straighten Ashland 
avenue, deferred and published July 23, 1883. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passsd: 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to report to 
this Council a proper ordinance for the open- 
ing, extension, and straightening of Ashland 
avenue, between Thirty-first street and the Il- 
linois and Michigan Canal. 



The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Railroads on resolution relating to 
gates at railroad crossings, deferred and pub- 
lished July 23, 1883. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed: 

Whereas, The frequent and large verdicts 
rendered against the city, because of the con- 
struction of viaducts and approaches thereto 
over different railroad tracks in the city, in 
favor of property owners fronting or contig- 
ous to said viaducts and approaches thereto, 
and which verdicts greatly increase the cost of 
such improvements to the city and its tax 
payers, and make the further immediate con- 
struction thereof impracticable, and whereas 
the probable damage to the property because 
of such viaducts prior to the construction 
thereof, and whereas, the rapidly increasing 
population of the city and the vast amount of 
business traffic and teaming constantly occu- 
pying and filling the streets of the city, de- 
mand for the protection of life and property 
and for increased facilities for the transaction 
of business that greater safety and larger facil- 
ities be guaranteed at the different railroad 



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crossings in the City in lieu and stead of via- 
ducts. Now, therefore, 

Resolved, That the Mayor and Commissioner 
of Public Works be and they are hereby re- 
quested to negotiate with the officers of 
respective railroads, crossing public streets in 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of causing 
to be erected and placed at street crossings of 
railroads as soon as possible, by such railroads 
gates or beams, such as have been erected and 
are used in other parts of the city and else- 
where, so that life and property may be more 
carefully protected and the business interests 
of the citizens of this city be subserved. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance repealing 
ordinance authorizing the Mayor to appoint 
Council committees, deferred July 23, 1883. 

Aid. Sullivan moved that the ordinance rec- 
ommended by the Committee be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: • 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Appleton, Follansbee, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Doerner, Hildreth, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, 
Walsh, Dalton, Lyke, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre— 26. 

Nays— Wickersham, Foss, Bond, Ryan— 4. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the City Council shall nom- 
inate and appoint its standing committees, 
Provided, That the provisions of this ordinance 
shall in no way affect the standing committees 
of the current municipal year. 

Sec. 2. All ordinances, or parts of ordin- 
ances, conflicting with this ordinance, be and 
the same are hereby repealed. 

By consent, the Committee on Judiciary to 
whom was referred an ordinance to repeal an 
ordinance to open North Hoyne street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file and an accompanying order 
passed. 

Aid. Hull moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to grant a rehearing 
in the matter of the opening of said street so 
far as the same relates to lots 42 and 43 in 
Mather and Tafft's Addition to Chicago. 

By consent, Aid. Sweeney presented an order 
for gas on Wesson street, and moved its pass- 
age. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to make a 
request on the Chicago Gas Light and Coke 
Company for a gas main to be laid on Wesson 
street, from Oak street to Division street, in- 
asmuch as the property owners on said street 
have paid their assessment for lamp posts over 
two years ago, and said property owners 
would much prefer to have the street lighted 
than have their money refunded. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Appleton, Hildreth, Gaynor, Foley, 
White, Bond, Geohegan— 7. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Weth- 
erell, Rioi'dan, Lawler, Purcell, Walsh, Hull, 
Lyke, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 18. 



By consent, Aid. Manierre presented an or- 
der relating to sewer on St. Clair street, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, It has been necessary for the city 
to construct a sewer on St. Clair street, from 
Superior street to the Chicngo river, and 
whereas, as the said St. Clair street terminates 
at North Water street, it is impossible to con- 
struct said sewer so as to empty into the river 
without an expense to the city of at least 
$5,000, unless permission be obtained to run 
said sewer through private property; and 
whereas Cyrus H. McCormick,who is the owner 
in fee simple of wharflng lot 30, which is situ- 
ated directly in the line of said proposed sewer, 
has expressed a willingness to allow the city to 
cross said lot with such sewer, without com- 
pensation whatsoever, be it therefore 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Commissioner 
of Public Works are hereby directed and em- 
powered to execute an agreement with the 
said Cyrus H. McCormick to that effect for the 
use of said wharflng lot 30, through which to 
construct a sewer, from North Water street to 
said Chicago river, the understanding being 
that the city pays nothing for the permission 
to extend said sewer through said lot. 

By consent, Aid. Eisfeldt presented an order 
authorizing the improvement of liissell street, 
from Garfield avenue to Webster avenue, and 
moved its passage. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to refer it to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Eisfeldt moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of putting the order on its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Follans- 
bee, Wetherell, Sheridan, Doerner, Lawler 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Walsh, Bond,' 
Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, 
Colvin, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, 
Manierre — 26. 

Nays— Hildreth— 1 . 

The question then being on the passage of 
the order, it was 

Agreed to by unanimous vote. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works grant a permit to the property owners 
to pave Bis sell street, from the north line of 
Garfield avenue to the alley 125 feet south of 
Webster avenue, being about 500 feet, with 
cedar blocks laid on two-inch plank and 
proper foundation, under such specifications 
as are usually required for similar pavement. 
The cost of inspection and engineer work to 
be paid by the said property owners. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Appleton, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Purcell, Gaynor, Foley, White, Bond, Geo- 
hegan— 10. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Follansbee, 
Wetherell, Lawler, Walsh, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Colvin, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Manierre— 17. 

By consent, Aid. Quinn presented the peti- 
tion of Mrs. Hickey for rebate of water tax on 
No. 18 Edwards street, which was 

•Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Ryan moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of permitting him to present an 
order. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Weth- 
eioll. Lawler, White, Walsh, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Sotaaok, Quinn, Eisfeldt, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 18. 

Na j/s— Follansbee, Hildreth, Riordan, Pur- 
cell, Gay nor, Foley— 9. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order for the con- 
struction of a viaduct at Halsted street and 
Chicago avenue. 

After debate, Aid. Ryan asked leave to with- 
draw his order. 

Granted. 

Aid Wetherell moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 
Aid. Ryan moved as an amendment that the 



Council adjourn until Friday, August 10th, at 
7:30 o'clock a. m. 

Aid. Sweeney moved as an amendment that 
it be until Frid-iv, August 10, at 7:30 o'clock 
p. m. 

Aid. Ryan accepted the amendment, and the 
motion as amended was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Oixon, Wetherell, Walsh, Hull, Lyke, 
Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, Severin, Sweeney, 
Sullivan, Manierre— 12. 

Nays— Lawler, Quinn, Geohegan— 3. 

And the Council stood adjourned until Fri- 
day, August 10th, at 7:30 o'clock, p. m. 

JOHN G. NECJME1STER, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED MEETING. 



^UG-UST lO, 1883. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aldermen Wickersham, Dixon, San- 
ders, Appleton, Follansbee, Foss, Wetherell, 
Sheridan, Doerner, Lawler, Purcell, Gaynor, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, 
Schack, Eisl'eldt, Severin, Sweeney, Sullivan, 
Geohgan, Manierre. 

Absent— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Shorey, Burke, Cullerton, Hildreth, Riordan, 
Foley, White, Marder, Dalton, Quinn and 
Colvin. 

Aid. Dixon in the chair. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on ttailroads on ordinance authorizing 
N. K. Fairbank to lny a track on Grove street, 
deterred July 23, )883. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on petition of the First 
Regiment, I. N. G., for remission of taxes, de- 
ferred July 23, 1883. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

Agreed to . 

Aid. Wickersham moved to reconsider the 
last vote taken. 
Agreed to. 

Aid. Wickersham moved that the.report be 
laid over temporarily. 
Agreed to. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Health and County Relations on or- 
dinance amending section 135/, Revised Or- 
dinances deferred and published July 23, 1883. 



Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Follansbee, 
Wetherell, Sheridan, Lawler, Gaynor, Walsh, 
Simons, Hull, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, Severin, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan, Manierre— 19. 

Nays— Dixon, Bond— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

That section 1352, page 330, of the Municipal 
Code of Chicago, be and the same is hereby 
amended by inserting above the fourth line 
from the end of said page 5 the following: 
Statistics of labor, wages and cost of living in 
connection with the several trades and occu- 
pations specified in the reports of the Factory 
and Tenement House Inspectors. 

The Clerk presented the reports of the Com- 
mittee on Wharves and Public Grounds on or- 
ders relative to leasing the ball grounds to 
circuses, etc., deferred July 23, 1883. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to concur in the re- 
ports. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Wharves and Public Grounds on pe- 
tition of M. A. Morton & Co., for lease of ball 
grounds, deferred July 23, 18r3. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the opinion of the Cor- 
poration Counsel on the right of gas companies 
to open streets, published July 30, 1883, which 
was 

Placed on file. 



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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of G. Affich for compensa- 
tion, submitted a report recommending- that 
it be plaeed on tile, the claim having been 
settled. 

Aid. Wickcrsham moved to concur in the 
report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of P. P. Demarais for compensa- 
tion for damages, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to which was referred 
the petition of the Historical Society for re- 
mission of taxes, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Michael Crowley for compensa- 
tion, submitted a report recommending that it 
be placed on file, the claim having been 
settled. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of May Haggerty for compensa- 
tion for injuries, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of F. Waterholter for pay for ser- 
vices, submitted a report recommending- that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Board of 
Education asking a purchase of a school site 
on the corner of Rockwell and Hirsch streets, 
submitted a report recommending tho passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Ald.Geohegan and Schack demanded that the 
report be deferred. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Walsh moved that it be published. 
Agreed to. 

The following- is the report : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred a communication from the Board of 
Education asking purchase of school site on 
northwest corner of Rockwell and Hirsch 
streets, having had the same tinder advisement, 
beg- leave to report that we recommend the 
passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and are hereby directed to purchase for a 
school site lots 17 to 24, both inclusive, of block 
8 of H. M . Thompson's subdivision of the north- 
west quarter of the northeast quarter of sec- 
tion—. Township 39, Range 13, located on north- 



west corner of Rockwell and Hirch streets, 
having a frontage of 200 feet, for the sum of 
$4,800. 

J. M. Quinn, 
Arthur Dixon. 

Aid. Geohegan presented a minority report 
on purchase of school site corner of Rockwell 
and Hirsch streets, recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that it be deferred. 

So ordered. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred a petition for water on Fairfield 
avenue, submitted a report recommending 
that it be referred to the Department of Public 
Works. . 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water on Western avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of D.W. Jackson, for remission of 
water tax, submitted a report recommenaing 
that it be placed on file. 

Ald.Wetherell moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for rebate of water tax on 45 and 47 
Huron street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be referred to the Commissioner of 
Public Works, with power to act. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for water on Maplewood avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the Merchants' Union 
Telegraph Company, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Geohegan moved that the ordinance be 
read. 

Aid. Wetherell moved that the reading be 
dispensed with. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Follansbee, Foss, Weth- 
erell, Gay nor, Walsh, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Eis- 
feldt, Manierre— 11. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Sheridan, Lawler, 
Bond, Simons, Hull, Severin, Sweeney, Sulli- 
van, Geohegan— 11. 

The question then being on concuring in the 
report, it was 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 



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Iias-Lawler, Pureell, Gaynor, Bond,Simons, 
Lyke— 6. 

Nays— AVickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, Walsh, Hull, 
Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, Sweeney, Severin, Sul- 
livan, Geohegan, Manierre— 17. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order repealing order giving free water to 
gas companies, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the Chicago Under- 
ground Electric Co., submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on tile. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the ordinance by pub- 
lished. 

Agreed to. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Chicago Underground 
Electric Company be, and is hereby authorized 
to lay down, construct, maintain, repair, and 
operate in the public streets, avenues, alleys, 
and tunnels of the City of Chicago, for and dur- 
ing the term of fit' ty c jnsecutive years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, a line or 
lines of wire cables, or other electrical conduc- 
tors, with all necessary branches for the trans- 
mission of electricity, to be used for any pur- 
pose to which electricity may be applied, to- 
gether with all the necessary pipes, tubes or 
covering for the protection of the same. 

Sec. 2. All such line or lines shall be under- 
ground except through the tunnels, properly 
insulated, and shall be constructed under the 
supervision of the Commissioner of Public 
Works or such officer or department ol said 
City of Chicago as may be designated by ordin- 
ance. 

Sec. 3. This grant shall be subject to any 
and all general ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago either now in force or hereafter coming 
in force in relation to the maintenance of the 
underground lines of wire or other electric 
conductors in the streets, avenues, alleys, and 
tunnels of said city. 

Sec. 4. Said company named in section 1, 
shall commence the construction hereby au- 
thorized within three months from the passage 
of this ordinance, and shall extend the same as 
rapidly as the public service may require. 

Sec. 5. Said company named in section 1, 
shall do no permanent injury to any street, 
sidewa k, alley, avenue or public place, or 
shade tree, or in any manner unnecessarily 
disturb or interfere with any water-pipe, 
sewer or gas-pipe, telegraph or electric wire, 
cables or pipes, now or hereafter laid by said 
city, or any authorized company or corpora- 
tion, and when the said company shall open 
ground in the same, it shall forth wita restore 
the street, pavement, sidewalk or ground, or 
water-pipe, sewer or gas-pipe to a condition 
equally good as before, at its own expense, 
and if the said company shall fail or refuse so 
to do, the same may be done by said city, and 
the said company shall be liable for the cost 
thereof, and it shall not make any excavation 
in any street, alley, avenue, or public place 
without first procuring a permit for that pur- 
pose from the Department of Public Works of 
said city. Whenever any excavation shall be 
made by said company in any street, alley or 
public place paved with wooden blocks, the 
foundation boards or planks shall be removed 
without being cut, unless such cutting shall 



be specially permitted by the Department of 
Public Works of said citv. 

Sec. 6. Said company named in section 1 
shall not open or encumber more than three 
feet in width of any street, avenue, alley or 
public place, nor any greater length at any one 
time than may be necessary to enable them to 
proceed with advantage in the laying of any 
such wires, or conductors, nor shall said com- 
pany pe>mit any such street, avenue, alley or 
public place to remain open or encumbered for 
a longer period than shall be necessary to exe- 
cute the work for which the same shall have 
been opened, or without putting up the neces- 
sary barriers and lights so as to effectually 
prevent the happening of any accident in con- 
sequence of such opening or encumbering of 
such street, avenue alley, or public grounds. 

Sec. 7. This ordinance shall not take effect 
until the said company named in section 1 
shall execute a bond to the said City of Chica- 
go, in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars, 
with sureties satisfactory to the Mayor of the 
City of Chicago, conditioned to indemnify and 
save harmless the City of Chicago of and from 
all damages which may be occasioned, or which 
in any way may accrue or arise or grow out of 
t he exercise by the said company or its success- 
ors or assigns of the privileges or any of them 
hereby granted. 

Sec. 8. The liability of said company named 
in section 1 to said city or to any person, who 
maybe injured by the exercise by the said 
company of any of the rights and privileges 
hereby granted shall not be limited by the pen- 
alty of said bond, nor shall the remedy against 
the said company be confined to said bond, it 
being understood that such remedy is merely 
cumulative, and that said City of Chicago and 
any person or persons shall have the same 
remedies against the said company as it or 
they would or might have if no such bond was 
given. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning underground tunnels 
and subways, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be published. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

Agreed to. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission be and is here- 
by granted to Daniel J. Avery, Henry H. 
Evnns and John Buehler, or to the survivors 
of them, or their successors, or their assignees, 
to construct, maintain, keep in repair, and 
operate in and under the public streets, ave- 
nues, alleys and tunnels of the City of Chicasro 
from and after the date of the passage of this 
ordinance, a system or systems of underground 
conduits, tunnels or subways, continuous or in 
sections, made of brick, stone, iron, or of 
suitable composite materials, for the preser- 
vation of and safe conducting of telegraph, 
telephone, and electric-light wires, and for any 
and all other electric and electro-galvanic uses 
and purposes, and for pneumatic tubes, with 
all necessary manholes, and inlets, and outlets 
with such other connections as may be re- 
quired or necessary for the complete and per- 
fect operating of such systems lor public or 
private uses or for repairs to such conduits, 
tunnels, or subways or to their contents. 

Sec. 2. All of such conduits, tunnels or sub- 
ways shall be constructed under the supervis- 
ion of the Commissioner of Public Works, or 
of such other officer as may be desi nated by 
ordinance to supervise said work. 

Sec. 3. Said conduits,tunnels, or subways shall 
be constructed in such a manner as shall do the 
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alleys or tunnels, or to the water and gas pipes 
or sewers, or that shall impose the least incon- 
venience to the public or to the holders or 
property along- the streets, avenues, alleys or 
highways in which such conduits, tunnels, of 
subways shall be laid, and the said persons 
named in section 1, the survivors of them, or 
their successors or their assigns shall not open 
or incumber any more of any street, alley, ave- 
nue, or highway at any time than such part as 
may be necessary to enable them to proceed 
rapidly with or execute such work, and they 
shall at all times during the progress of such 
work erect such barriers or display such suit- 
able signal lights as may be required to pre- 
vent accidents from such street, avenue, alley 
or highway being open or encumbered. In all 
cases the streets, avenues, alleys, highways or 
tunnels (with the water and gas pipes and 
sewers) wherein such conduits, tunnels or sub- 
ways are laid shall be restored as nearly as may 
be, as provided in section 581 of the Revised 
Ordinances of said city, or as may hereafter be 
provided by ordinance. 

Sec. 4. Said persons named in section 1, or 
the survivors of them, or their successors, or 
their assigns, shall or may permit any other 
person or persons, company or companies, to 
use their said system or systems upon such 
terms and conditions as may be agreed upon 
by and between the respective parties, and in 
case of disagreement the matters in contro- 
versey shall be referred to three arbitrators, 
one to be chosen by the persons named herein, 
the survivors of them, as their successors or 
assigns, as the case may be, one to be chosen 
by the party or parties, company or compa- 
nies desiring to use said system or systems, and 
the third by the two thus chosen. 

Sec. 5. Should the municipal authorities of 
the Citv of Chicago desire at any time to use a 
part of said system or systems (where the same 
may be laid) for the police and fire alarm wires, 
or for the city telephone wires, not exceeding 
the one-fifth part of any conduit, tunnel, or 
subwav, the use thereof shall be granted to 
said municipal authorities of said city without 
any charge being made therefor. 

Sec 6. If the same parties named in section 
1, or the survivors of them or their successors, 
shall thereafter become incorporated under 
the incorporation laws of the State of Illinois, 
the rights and privileges granted to them by 
virtue of this ordinance shall extend to such 
corporation for the time and upon the condi- 
tions herein prescribed, and such corporation, 
when fully organized, shall succeed to all the 
rights and privileges granted, without further 
action of the Common Council of said City of 
Chicago. 

Sec. 7j The right to build and operate such 
conduits, tunnels, and subways shall extend 
to the full time of twenty- five years from the 
passage of this ordinance, and at the expira- 
tion of said time the parties owning and ope- 
rating said conduits, tunnels, or subways, shall 
be entitled to enjoy all of said privileges until 
the Common Council shall elect by order for 
that purpose to purchase said conduits, tun- 
nels, and subways and any and all connections, 
appurtenances, and appliances belonging 
thereto, and to pay for the same in the manner 
hereafter mentioned. 

Sec. 8. Such order shall fix the time when 
said City of Chicagro will take said conduits, 
tunnels, or subways, with all other property 
thereto belonging, which shall not be less than 
six months after the passage of the said order; 
and at the time of the taking of the property 
before mentioned the City of Chicago shall pay 
to the parties operating the same a sum of 
money to be ascertained by three Commission- 
ers to be appointed for this purpose as follows : 
One to be chosen from the disinterested free- 



holders of Cook County by the Common Coun- 
cil of said city, one in like manner by the said 
persons named in section 1, the survivors there- 
of, or their successors, or their assigns, and 
the two persons so chosen to choose the third 
from said freeholders.. 

Sec. 9. Before proceeding to work under 
this ordinance the said persons named in sec- 
tion 1, or the survivors of them, or their suc- 
cessors, or their assigns, shall file with the 
City Clerk a bond in the penal sum of $ 25,000, 
with good and sufficient sureties, to be approv- 
ed by the Common Council, to save and indem- 
nify the City of Chicago against all liabilities, 
losses or judgments that may in any wise come 
against said city in consequence of the care- 
lessness or neglect of the said persons named in 
section 1, or the survivors of them, or their suc- 
cessors, or their assigns, or their employees or 
their agents, in the construction or laying down 
of said conduits, tunnels or subways, and the 
connections thereto, which may be recovered 
against the said city on account or by reason 
of the exercise of said persons or the surviv- 
ors of them, their successors or their assigns, 
of the privileges or any of them hereby 
granted. 

Sec. 10. That in the exercise of the privil- 
eges hereby granted, the persons named in 
section 1, or the survivors of them, or their 
successors or their assigns shall be subject to 
any and all ordinances that may hereafter 
come into force or be enacted regarding tun- 
nuels, conduits or subways for the uses and 
purposes stated herein. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for remission of water tax on 192 
Dekoven street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Department 
of Public Works with power to act. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of the Western Electric Co., sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the ordinance be pub- 
lished. 

So ordered. 

The following is the ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section la That the Western Electric Com- 
pany, of Chicago, be and hereby is author- 
ized to lay down and maintain its wires under- 
ground, in the streets, alleys, sidewalks, tun- 
nels and public grounds of the City of Chicago. 

Sec. 2. The Commissioner of Public Works 
shall designate the route or routes, streets, 
alleys, tunnels,- sidewalks or public grounds, 
in or through which such wires shall be laid, 
and he shall prescribe such conditions and regu- 
lations as to the manner of laying and repair- 
ing such wires, as shall do the least possible 
injury to said streets, alleys, tunnels, sidewalks 
or public grounds, or to the water or gas pipes 
or sewers, or shall impose the least inconven- 
ience to the public or to the holders of the 
property along which such wires shall be laid. 

Sec. 3 This grant shall be subject to any 
and all ordinances of the City of Chicago, 
either now in force or hereafter coming into 
force, in relation to underground lines of wires 
or other electric conductors in the streets, 
alleys, tunnels or public grounds of* said city. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall not take effect 
until the said Western Electric Company shall 
execute a bend to the Citv of Chicago in the 
penal sum of twenty-five thousand dollars with 
sureties satisfactory to the Mayor of the City 



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of Chicago, conditioned to indemnity and save 
harmless the City of Chicago of and from 
all damages which may be occasioned, or 
which in any way may accrue or arise or grow 
out of ihe exercise by it, or its successors or 
assigns of the privilege hereby granted. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the Western Edison 
Light Co., submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the ordinance be laid 
over and published. 

Agreed to. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1 . The Western Edison Light Com- 
pany, a corporation organized under and by 
virtue of the laws of Illinois, having its princi- 
pal office in Chicago, its successors and assign- 
ees, is hereby authorized to construct and 
maintain in the streets, alleys, sidewalks, tun- 
nels and public grounds of the City of Chicago, 
a line or lines of wire or other electric con- 
ductors, to be used for transmitting electricity 
for the purpose of furnishing light, heat, 
power and signals; said conductors to be 
placed in such parts of said streets, alleys, side- 
walks, tunnels and public grounds as shall be 
designated in the written permit hereinafter 
mentioned. Provided, That when said conduct- 
ors are placed under sidewalks the written per- 
mission of the owners and occupants of the 
adjacent property shall first be obtained. 

Sec. 2. All such line or lines, except when 
they pass through tunnels, shall be under- 
ground, properly insulated, and shall be 
constructed under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction ot the Commissioner of Public 
Works, or such other officer or department of 
the city government, as may hereafter be des- 
ignated by ordinance to perform the duties of 
said commissioner. 

Sec. 3. Said company shall do no perma- 
nent injury to any street, sidewalk, alley, ave- 
nue or public place, or shade tree, or in any 
manner interfere with any water, sewer or gas 
pipe, telegraph or electric wires, cables or 
pipes which are now or may hereafter be laid 
by the City of Chicago, or any authorized com- 
pany or corporation, and when said company 
shall open ground in any street, avenue, alley, 
or public place, or shall lay its conductors un- 
der any sidewalk or in any tunnel, it shall 
forthwith restore the street, avenue, alley, 
sidewalk, tunnel or ground, or water pipe, 
sewer or gas pipe, to as good condition as be- 
fore, at the expense of said company, and un- 
der the airection and supervision and to the 
satisfaction of ihe Department of Public 
Works of said city, and if said company shall 
fail or refuse so to do, the same may be done 
by said city, and the said company shall be 
liable for the cost thereof, and said company 
shall not make any excavation in any street, 
avenue, alley or public place without first pro- 
curing a written permit for that purpose from 
the Department of Public Works of said city, 
which permit shall specify the part of the 
street, sidewalk, alley, avenue, public place or 
tunnel where the conductor or conductors of 
said company shall be laid. When any exca- 
vation shall be made by said company in any 
street, alley or public place paved with wooden 
blocks, the foundation boards or planks shall 
be removed without being cut, unless such 
cutting shall be specially permitted by the De- 
partment of Public Works of t>aid city. The 
said company shall, upon notice from the De- 
partment of Public Works of said city, forth- 
with remove or change any conductor which 
may be in the way of or interfere with the 



construction or erection of any viaduct, pub- 
lic building or other public structure within 
said city. 

Sec. 4. Said Company shall be liable to and 
shall compensate the city of Chicago, and pay 
any private individual, owner or owners, or 
parties interested in any property adjacent to 
any street, avenue, alley or public place opened 
or injured by them, for all damages which may 
result from or by reason of such cfompany 
having negligently opened, encumbered, pro- 
tected or guarded any such street, avenue, 
alley, or public place, in said city, or from or 
by rea son of any negligence or fault on the 
part of said company in the exercise of any of 
the privileges granted by this ordinance. 

Sec. 5. Nothing in this ordinance shall be 
construed as conferring any exclusive rights 
or privileges upon the Western Edison Light 
Company, and unless said company shall, with- 
in sixty days after the approval of the bond 
herein utter provided for, in good faith com- 
mence the construction hereby authorized, 
then and in that case all rights and privileges 
herein granted shall absolutely cease and de- 
termine. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall not take effect 
until the Western Edison Light Company shall 
have executed a bond to the City of Chicago, 
in the penal sum of one hundred thousand dol- 
lars ($100,000), with sureties satisfactory to the 
Mayor of sa id city, conditioned to indemnify and 
save harmless the City of Chicago of and f >-om* 
all damages which may accrue or which in any 
way may arise or grow out of the exercise 'by 
said Western Edison Light Company of the 
privileges herein granted, and the said botid 
shall be executed and approved within sixty 
days from the passage of this ordinance. 

Sec. 7. The liability of such company to said 
city, or to any person who may be injured by 
the exercise of said company, of any of the 
rights and privileges hereby granted, shall not 
be limited by the penalty of said bond, nor 
shall the remedy against said company be 
confined by the said bond, it being understood 
that such remedy is merely cumulative and 
that said City of Chicago and any person or 
persons shall have the same remedies against 
said company as it or they would or might 
have if no such bond were given. In case the 
duties of the Department of Public Works 
shall De devolved by said city on any other de- 
partment or officer, the permits and licenses 
herein mentioned shall be applied for to such 
department or officer, and the duties herein 
prescribed to be performed by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, or the Department of 
Public Works, shall be performed by such 
other officer or department. Said company 
shall be subject to all general ordinances of 
the city now in force or which may hereafter 
be passed in relation to companies laying pipes 
or conductors in the said City of Chicago. 

Sec. 8. The Western Edison Light Company 
shall extend its conductors and supply elec- 
tricity upon any street or streets, when ordered 
so to do by a majority vote of the City Council. 

Provided, however, That the company shall 
not be ordered to make such extension 
upon any street or streets until a majority of 
the property owners fronting on the streets 
shall have petitioned the Common Council for 
said Western Edison Light upon such street or 
streets to yield a net revenue of six per cent, 
per annum upon the whole cost of such exten- 
sion. The rights and privileges hereby granted 
shall at the expiration of 25 years from the 
passage of this ordinance absolutely cea-e and 
determine, it being the true meaning and in- 
tent of this ordinance to grant the said rights 
and privileges only for the term of 25 years 
from its passage. 



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HEALTH AND COUNTY RELATIONS. 

The Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions to whom was referred an ordinance for 
half holiday on Saturday, etc., submitted a 
report recommending- its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

So ordered. 

The following is the report: 
Your Committee on Health and County Re- 
lations to whom was referred an ordinance ir 
relation to permitting city employes halt day 
off on Saturdays, beg leave to report that we 
recommend the passage of the ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted. 

Frank Lawler, 
Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: . 

Section 1. That all mechanics and skilled and 
unskilled laborers employed by the several de- 
partments of the city government shall be per- 
mitted to leave off work at 12 o'clock, noon, 
every Saturday, and to enjoy needed relaxation 
every week after the time above named with- 
out any abatement of the pay or wages now 
paid such employes of the city. 

Sec. a. This ordinance shall take effect from 
and after its passage and remain in force until 
otherwise ordered by the City Council. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance be 
made the special order for August 13, at 9 
o'clock p. m. „ . 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as tol- 

l0 Ss— Appleton, Sheridan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 7. 

jVai/s— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Follans- 
bee, Foss, Wetherell, Gaynor, Walsh, Bond, 
Simons, Hull, Lyke, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, 
Severin, Manierre— 17. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be made the 
special order for 8 o'clock at the next regular 
meeting-. 

Aid. Simons moved to lay the motion on the 
table, which was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: „ 

Feas-Foss, Wetheiell, Walsh, Bond, Si- 
mons— 5. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Sheridan, Lawler, Gaynor, 
Hull, Ryan, Schack, Eisfeldt, Severin, Swee- 
ney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 16. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Lawler, it was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows, two-thirds not agreeing. 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Apple- 
ton, Follansbee, Lawler, Schack, Eisfeldt, Sev- 
erin, Sweeney, Sullivan, Geohegan— 12. 

Nays— Foss, Wetherell, Sheridan, Gaynor, 
Walsh, Bond, Simons, Hull, Ryan, Manierre— 10. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning the expenditure of cer- 
tain appropriations for the Health Depart- 
ment, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition praying that dogs be muzzled while 
running at large, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the prayer of the petition be 
granted. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report and 
that the Mayor be requested to issue a procla- 
mation requiring all dogs running at large to 
be muzzled. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance relating to dogs, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance be laid 
over published. 

Agreed to. 

The following is the ordinance: 
An ordinance regulating the care and licensing 

of dogs in the City of Chicago, and amending 

Article 15 of the Municipal Code. 

Section 1. There is hereby created the 
office of Inspector of Dog Licenses for the City 
of Chicago, who shall hold his office for the 
term of two years, and until his successor shall 
be duly appointed and qualified. 

Sec. 2. Said inspector shall be appointed 
by the Mayor, by and with the advice and con- 
sent of the City Council, on the first Monday 
of June, A. D., 1883, or as soon theieafter as 
may be, and every two years thereafter. 

Sec. 3. He shall, before entering upon the 
duties of his office, execute a bond to the City 
of Chicago in the sum of five thousand dollars, 
with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned for the faithful discharge of the 
duties of his office. 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of said inspector 
to enforce faithfully to the best of his ability 
the provisions of artii le 15 of the Municipal 
Code, a